The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Oliver and the Seawigs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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 disappear. 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...
Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre have joined forces to create a wonderfully wacky nautical tale. Lavishly illustrated throughout with McIntyre's superb illustrations, this beautifully-designed book is a feast for young imaginations. Packed with eccentric characters, exciting escapades and plenty of quirky humour, this fun and entertaining adventure will delight both boys and girls.