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The Unadoptables

(2020)
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"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 Rooftoppersand 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?

But is their real home - and their real family - already closer than they realise?

"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

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"I adored this story from the very first page. Sleek as Amsterdam velvet and full of heart-clutching mysteries, moonlit escapes on frozen canals, puppets with heartbeats and secret messages engraved upon pocket watches. Follow Milou and her adopted family on a glorious adventure as they race through the streets of Amsterdam, determined to fight for their freedom with spectacular wit, dazzling theatrical wonder and huge amount of hope, courage and everlasting friendship. A book to absolutely fall in love with." - Cerrie Burnell

"A corker of a story. I loved the writing, the setting, the STUPENDOUS action scenes, how well-paced it was, with such drama, revelations, plot twists and the loveliest of final lines... and one of the most satisfying endings I've read in a long while, with the promise of more in the epilogue. Bravo, Hana - what a book!" - Emma Carroll

"A high-speed, witty, absurd and joyful adventure." - Katherine Rundell

"A compelling, gorgeously-written story about the power of friendship and the true meaning of family . . . perfection!" - Robin Stevens


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July 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Unadoptables: Five fantastic children on the adventure of a lifetime
Author(s): Hana Tooke
ISBN: 0-241-41746-5 / 978-0-241-41746-1 (UK edition)
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July 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unadoptables
Author(s): Hana Tooke
ISBN: 0-593-11693-3 / 978-0-593-11693-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
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February 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unadoptables: Five fantastic children on the adventure of a lifetime
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ISBN: 0-241-41744-9 / 978-0-241-41744-7 (UK edition)
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June 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unadoptables: Five fantastic children on the adventure of a lifetime
Author(s): Hana Tooke
ISBN: 0-241-45361-5 / 978-0-241-45361-2 (UK edition)
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July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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July 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Unadoptables
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Title: The Unadoptables
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July 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Unadoptables
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Title: The Unadoptables
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Title: The Unadoptables
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July 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Unadoptables: Five fantastic children on the adventure of a lifetime
Author(s): Hana Tooke
Publisher: Puffin
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July 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Unadoptables
Author(s): Hana Tooke
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA