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 … Casper has water in his blood, his spirit, and especially in his giant webbed toes. His greatest ambition is to be the youngest person ever to swim the channel.

The trouble is, his mum and dad are determined to ‘protect him’ from the allure of the waves (whatever that means!) and time is running out. But when a freak accident hospitalises his parents, Casper’s sent to stay with a grandmother he’s never met in the magical seaside town of Corallium … but can he unravel the mysterious link between himself, Corallium and the ocean? 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 PRAISE FOR THE PECULIAR TALE OF THE TENTACLE BOY: ‘Charming and delightful …

a whimsical adventure story stuffed to the flippers with fish puns and fun.’ SAM SEDGMAN ‘Charming and quirky’ THE TIMES ‘… swam away with my heart and made me cry with laughter. I loved this story of fish, friendship and finding yourself.’ A.F.