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Description: A compelling, gorgeously-written story about the power of friendship and the true meaning of family. perfection! Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike A high-speed, witty, absurd and joyful adventure. Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers and The Good Thieves The remarkable. The extraordinary. The brave. Way back in the autumn of 1880, five babies are discovered at the Little Tulip Orphanage in most unusual circumstances. Those babies are Lotta, Egbert, Fenna, Sem and Milou. The vile matron calls the children 'the unadoptables' but this talented gang of best friends know that their individuality is what makes them so special - and so determined to stay together. When a sinister gentleman tries to get them in his clutches, the children make a daring escape across the frozen canals of Amsterdam, embarking on an adventure packed with pirate ships and puppets. But is their real home - and their real family - already closer than they realize?A corker of a story. Emma Carroll, author of Letters to the Lighthouse A book to absolutely fall in love with. Cerrie Burnell, author of The Girl with the Shark's Teeth. Waterstones The Unadoptables - shop the best deal online on thebookbug.co.uk

 

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Author: Magical Murphy

Rating: 5

Review: I would suggest you disregard the review below . It would have put me off but this is a sensitive fast paced and magical novel by a brilliant storyteller. Adoption features minimally and crucially to put it into context it is set over 100 years ago. The novel is everything you would want in a children’s book, engaging unconventional and interesting characters, exciting and sometimes a little frightening adventures and it has something beautiful to say about alternative family set ups and the power of friendship . My nine and five year old love this book.

 

Author: Djilly L.

Rating: 4

Review: Our daughter much enjoyed the orphans in this book. In essence it’s all about caring for each other and teamwork to deal with challenges and for the main characters to avoid a life of servitude. The Dutch associations and setting however felt quite alien to our daughter even though she has strong connections with the country and its culture. For the rest the adventure story is full of mystery and suspense even though the narrative was slightly slow at some stages. Nevertheless, our daughter completed the book and thought the end in particular was well worth it. Obviously in the current social climate the book raises objections from many reviewers as it is about the stereotypical orphanages and questionable adoptions. Yes, its full of tropes, like the villainous orphanage matron. But then I would say that nineteenth century orphanages were no cakewalk and full of hardship. It should not be read and judged with todays (often extreme) standards in mind.

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