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The Girl with the Shark's Teeth

Lost on land, can the Wild Deep set her free?

Author Cerrie Burnell

Suitable for:  9-12 readers of magical adventure stories. Fans of Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-276754-7
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Paperback: 240 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Minnow feels an irresistible pull to water, and beneath the waves she feels free.

When Minnow's mother is taken from her, she answers a call from the Wild Deep she has been waiting for her whole young life. In her brave and fearless mission, Minnow is transformed forever.

This page was last updated on 22 February 2019 at 04:30 GMT


  • "Perfect bathtime reading for wannabe mermaids! Cerrie Burnell's lyrical, dreamy writing is like a love song to the sea in this voyage of adventure and self-discovery. The call of the deep will lure you into a richly-imagined world." - Michelle Harrison, Author
  • "A bold adventure in a hugely imaginative world. The Girl with the Shark's Teeth sings like the sea!" - Sophie Anderson, Author
  • "The Girls with the Shark's Teeth glitters with fairytale magic: maps made of moonlight, pirate-hook mothers whose gaze can 'knock eagles from the sky' and fierce young gatekeepers shaking up seas. Wild and wonderful storytelling from one of the loveliest authors in the business." - Abi Elphinstone, Author
  • "Burnell makes her middle-grade debut with a vividly imagined magical adventure starring a 12-year-old girl with an irrestistible pull to the water." - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
  • "The lyrical, breathless prose and relentless onslaught of new characters and images – each more bizarre and wonderful than the last – make this a cross between China Miéville and Liz Kessler." - Booktrust
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