Oliver and the Seawigs

Oliver and the Seawigs

Written by Philip Reeve

Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Published by Oxford University Press

Reading age 7+ Interest level 7+

For as long as he can remember, Oliver has been travelling the world, having exciting adventures with his explorer parents. But he's actually quite pleased when they realise they are no longer any blank spaces left on the map to explore, and decide to head home to Deepwater Bay, where Oliver can have his own bedroom and go to school. But Oliver's peaceful life at Deepwater Bay is soon interrupted when his parents mysteriously disapppear. Teaming up with some unusual new friends - a grumpy albatross, a short-sighted mermaid, and a friendly island called Cliff - Oliver sets out to rescue them. But first he must defeat the evil Stacey De Lacey and his pesky army of sea monkeys...

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Connie, 9

This story is about a boy called Oliver. He meets mermaid called Iris on a island called 'Cliff'. His Mum and Dad are explorers! My favourite part of the story was where all the islanders wore wigs. Iris was my favourite character because she is funny, short sighted and a mermaid. I thought the book was amazing, one of the best books I've read!

Lani , 9

The story is about a boy who loves an adventure. One day he finds a moving island and starts a new adventure and meets a mermaid called Iris. My favourite part was when the boy meets Cliff and he starts to help him know they are friends. My favourite character is Iris. She is shortsighted but I think she is lovely, kind and caring. I thought this was a wonderful book and I would recommend this book to people who love to read.

Animah , 7

Oliver and the Seawigs is about a boy who's parents are adventurers. I chose this book because it sounded interesting! My Favourite part was when the boy found the mermaid. I gave it 2 stars because it was funny!

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  • Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, 2014

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