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              The Unadoptables

              The Unadoptables (Paperback)

              By Tooke, Hana; Illustrated by Rubio, Ayesha L.

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              'Milou,' Lotta said softly. 'We need adoption papers to leave. And no one except that horrid merchant wants us.' 'Well then,' replied Milou with a grin. 'We'll just have to adopt ourselves.' In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek has been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not... once have the Rules for Baby Abandonment been broken. Until the autumn of 1886, when five babies are left in outrageous circumstances- one in a tin toolbox, one in a coal bucket, one in a picnic hamper, one in a wheat sack, and finally, one in a coffin-shaped basket. Those babies were Lotta, Egg, Fenna, Sem and Milou; who were swiftly and firmly deemed 'the unadoptables'. Twelve years on the children still have each other - until the fateful night a most sinister gentleman appears and threatens to tear them apart. The gang decide to make a daring escape, fleeing the frozen canals of Amsterdam for an adventure packed with puppets and pirate ships, clock-makers and cruel villains - and with only a scrap of a clue to guide them to their mysterious new home . . .
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              ISBN 9780241453612
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Unadoptables
               

              The Unadoptables (Hardback)

              By Tooke, Hana; Illustrated by Rubio, Ayesha L.

              • RRP: $35.00
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              • Pub Date
                2 Oct 20

              The amazing humour and world-building of Nevermoor meets the wisdom and warmth of Rooftoppers in this completely unforgettable and totally gorgeous comedy-adventure! In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek has been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not once have the Rules for ...Baby Abandonment been broken. Until the autumn of 1886, when five babies are left in outrageous circumstances: one in a tin toolbox, one in a coal bucket, one in a picnic hamper, one in a wheat sack, and finally, one in a coffin-shaped basket. Those babies were Lotta, Egg, Fenna, Sem and Milou; who were swiftly and firmly deemed 'the unadoptables'. Twelve years on the children still have each other - until the fateful night a most sinister gentleman appears and threatens to tear them apart. The gang decide to make a daring escape, fleeing the frozen canals of Amsterdam for an adventure packed with puppets and pirate ships, clock-makers and cruel villains - and with only a scrap of a clue to guide them to their mysterious new home . . .
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              ISBN 9780241417461
              Released NZ 2 Oct 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Availability
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              The Unadoptables
                

              The Unadoptables (Hardback)

              By Tooke, Hana

              • RRP: $38.99
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              • Pub Date
                21 Jul 20

              Neil Gaiman meets Hans Christian Andersen in this delicious fairy tale full of mysterious spirits, daring escapes, and a beautiful message about the power of found families. Egbert, Lotta, Sem, Fenna, and Milou. They are an artist, an inventor, a sewist, a baker, and their imagin...ative ringleader--and they are the unadoptables: children who have lived their whole lives at the Little Tulip orphanage in Amsterdam. When a corrupt sea captain threatens to make them his minions, Milou knows it's time to plot a daring escape. But she has no idea their caper will begin with a crime, or that it will take them down back roads and alleys, along frozen canals, to an old windmill housing an abandoned puppet theater, where the truth about her origins lies hidden if she can only untangle the clues. But with the sea captain hunting them down, and a nosy neighbor threatening to reveal them to the authorities, the unadoptables will have to work fast to uncover the truth and find a way to save each other.
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              ISBN 9780593116937
              Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
              Publisher Viking
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 21 Jul 2020
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              The Unadoptables
                

              The Unadoptables (Paperback)

              By Tooke, Hana; Illustrated by Rubio, Ayesha L.

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $20.90
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              • Pub Date
                11 Feb 21

              Five amazing children . . . one most un-ordinary adventure. 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. Kath...erine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers and The Good Thieves In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek has been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not once have the Rules for Baby Abandonment been broken. Until the autumn of 1886, when five babies are left in outrageous circumstances: one in a tin toolbox, one in a coal bucket, one in a picnic hamper, one in a wheat sack, and finally, one in a coffin-shaped basket. Those babies were Lotta, Egg, Fenna, Sem and Milou. And although Gassbeek might think they're 'unadoptable', they know their individuality is what makes them so special - and so determined to stay together. Then a most sinister gentleman appears and threatens to tear them apart. The gang decide to make a daring escape, fleeing the frozen canals of Amsterdam for an adventure packed with puppets and pirate ships, clock-makers and cruel villains - and with only a scrap of a clue to guide them to their mysterious new home . . . 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
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              ISBN 9780241417447
              Released NZ 11 Feb 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 11 Feb 2021
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              Inadoptables, Los
                

              Inadoptables, Los (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tooke, Hana

              • RRP: $36.50
              • $36.10
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              • Pub Date
                30 Oct 20

              Not once have the Rules for Baby Abandonment been broken at the Little Tulip Orphanage. Until 1880, when five babies: Lotta, Egg, Fenna, Sem, and Milou, are left in outrageous circumstances. And although their cruel matron might think they're unadoptable, they know their individu...ality makes them special.
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              ISBN 9788417854072
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2020
              Publisher Urano
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Language (Spanish)
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Oct 2020
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