Saturday, 23 January 2016

Little Orchid's Sea Monster Trouble by Claudine Gueh

Title: Little Orchid's Sea Monster Trouble


What happens when a village girl comes face-to-face with a sea monster, fails to save it from being killed, and turns into it that very night? Nine-year-old Little Orchid lives by the river with her boisterous farming family in Singapore. Imaginative, curious yet also timid, she hears fascinating stories about a giant in the sea. One night at a friend's house, she finally meets the sea monster - the Giant Cuttlefish. Just minutes before its cruel death. Little Orchid freezes in fright. That night, she wakes up with boils on her face and body ... and turns into the sea monster she failed to save. Her skin peels away just as her childhood does. She cries and honks mournfully before dropping into the river to begin her troubled monsterhood. Can she survive all the dangers in the tumultuous river? Will she ever turn back into a girl? Will she ever see her family, in particular her mother and sister, again?


Children's Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Kid Lit