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    • ISBN:9781444006179
    • Publication date:08 Dec 2011
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Cudweed's Birthday

By Marcus Sedgwick
Illustrated by Pete Williamson

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Cudweed wants a monkey for his birthday in this brand new story, perfect for early readers.

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Cudweed's birthday is coming up, and, like all small boys, he has big ideas and many lists about the presents he'd really like. Preparations for the party are in full swing at Otherhand Castle and the excitement is mounting. Sadly though for Cudweed, his parents, Lord and Lady Otherhand are definitely not keen on him adding to his collection of pets. Will he be disappointed, or will he get his heart's desire: a small but noisy monkey? And if he does get what he wants, will it be by fair means or foul?

Biographical Notes

Marcus Sedgwick is a full time author. His first novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase Award for the best debut children's novel of 2000. Since then his books have been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, the Costa Book Award, the Carnegie Medal and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. He lives near Cambridge.

Find his website at www.marcussedgwick.com and follow him on Twitter @marcussedgwick.

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  • ISBN: 9781444003192
  • Publication date: 01 Jul 2011
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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