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Is part of City of Orphans Catherine Jinks , 2013 series - author children's fiction (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 A Very Unusual Pursuit
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'Monsters have been infesting London's dark places for centuries, eating every child who gets too close. That's why ten-year-old Birdie McAdam works for Alfred Bunce, the bogler. With her beautiful voice and dainty looks, Birdie is the bait that draws bogles from their lairs so that Alfred can kill them.

'One life-changing day, Alfred and Birdie are approached by two very different women. Sarah Pickles runs a local gang of pickpockets, three of whom have disappeared. Edith Eames is an educated lady who's studying the mythical beasts of English folklore. Both of them threaten the only life Birdie's ever known.

'But Birdie soon realises she needs Miss Eames's help to save her master, defeat Sarah Pickles, and vanquish an altogether nastier villain.' (From the publisher's website.)

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Suitable for ages 10-12.
  • Steampunk note: Series of stories set in an alternate nineteenth century London in which orphans and street-urchins vie with poverty and mythical creatures for survival. The final volume also begins to highlight more heavily the impact of technological advancement.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2013 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin.
      Extent: 332p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: January 2013.
      ISBN: 9781743313060 (pbk.
    • c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Harcourt ,
      2013 .
      Alternative title: How to Catch a Bogle
      ISBN: 9780544087088

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.
  • Also dyslexic edition
  • Also braille.
  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

Judges Comments on the Winner and Honour Books : Younger Readers 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time , August 2014;
Writing Their Way to Fame Katharine England , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 April 2014; (p. 58)
A Very Unusual Pursuit: City of Orphans Ann Harth , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , January 2013;

— Review of A Very Unusual Pursuit Catherine Jinks , 2013 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 28 no. 1 2013; (p. 37)

— Review of A Very Unusual Pursuit Catherine Jinks , 2013 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Deidre F. Baker , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , September/October vol. 89 no. 5 2013; (p. 101-102)

— Review of A Very Unusual Pursuit Catherine Jinks , 2013 single work children's fiction
Untitled Hannah Francis , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October/November vol. 92 no. 2 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of A Very Unusual Pursuit Catherine Jinks , 2013 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 28 no. 1 2013; (p. 37)

— Review of A Very Unusual Pursuit Catherine Jinks , 2013 single work children's fiction
Bogling Benjamin Chandler , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 352 2013;

— Review of A Very Unusual Pursuit Catherine Jinks , 2013 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Jenny Zimmerman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 21 no. 1 2013; (p. 12-13)

— Review of A Very Unusual Pursuit Catherine Jinks , 2013 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Deidre F. Baker , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , September/October vol. 89 no. 5 2013; (p. 101-102)

— Review of A Very Unusual Pursuit Catherine Jinks , 2013 single work children's fiction
Unusual Pursuits Hannah Francis (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October/November vol. 92 no. 2 2012; (p. 6)
Writing Their Way to Fame Katharine England , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 April 2014; (p. 58)
Judges Comments on the Winner and Honour Books : Younger Readers 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time , August 2014;
Last amended 16 May 2019 13:10:02
Settings:
  • London,
    c
    England,
    c
    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • ca. 1870
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