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Do they dare seek the MALAMANDER?! by Thomas Taylor, art by Tom Booth (MG book review)
Secrets throughout the seaside town, shoes neatly abandoned on the shore, a man with a boat hook for a hand! Winter winds moan across the shipwreck just off the pier and whip snow through Eerie-On-Sea’s cobbled streets, as Violet bursts into Herbie’s office and demands to no longer be lost. The young Lost-and-Founder of the Grand Nautilus Hotel hides the girl from his ever-angry hotel manager and a sea captain who stabs his boat-hook hand through wooden trunks seeking her! Her parents vanished from this hotel and left infant Violet behind 12 years ago – will Herbie help her find them? An Eerie Book Dispensary postcard is her main clue …