Son of the Sea

Son of the Sea

Paperback original

Paperback (11 May 2023)

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Publisher's Synopsis


A magical, wondrous novel by the author of The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy - about a boy who longs to swim, and a town with a mysterious past ...

'A hilarious and warm-hearted mystery set in a secretive seaside town, Son of the Sea had me hooked!JENNIFER BELL, AUTHOR OF LEGENDARIUM

'A splashing success, frothing with adventure. This beautiful book is a witty, warm-hearted, web-toed delight.SAM SEDGMAN, AUTHOR OF THE ADVENTURES ON TRAINS SERIES


Casper dreams of swimming the Channel. Surely, he was born to use his webbed toes ... Instead, he's strictly forbidden to go near water.

When his parents have an unlucky accident, Casper is sent to stay with a grandmother he's never met - where he discovers his special tie to the sea ...

  • From the acclaimed author of The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy - winner of the Times/Chicken House Competition Chairman's Choice Award
  • Packed full of magical realism, humour, LGBTQ+ representation and a message of acceptance 
  • Perfect for readers aged 9 and up


About the Publisher

Chicken House

Chicken House

Scholastic is an award-winning publisher of original children's books. Scholastic publishes more than 600 new hardcover, paperback, and novelty books each year. The list includes the phenomenally successful publishing properties Harry Potter? and Captain Underpants?, the beloved series Clifford The Big Red Dog?, Goosebumps?, The 39 Clues?, I Spy?, Bone, The Magic School Bus?, Fly Guy, Geronimo Stilton, and The Hunger Games trilogy.

Book information

ISBN: 9781913696726
Publisher: Scholastic
Imprint: Chicken House
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 322
Weight: 254g
Height: 127mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 23mm