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The Strange Tale of Barnabus Kwerk

The Strange Tale of Barnabus Kwerk

Written by Erika McGann, Illustrated by Phillip Cullen

Barnabus Kwerk has a secret. It’s so secret that not even he knows it: but his Aunt Jemima does.

It’s about to change Barnabus’s life forever. And it all begins with the Clockwork …

Paperback: €9.99
Paperback: 336 pages
Size:196x130 mm
ISBN: 9781788493475

E-Book (ePub): €5.99
Also available as an E-Book (ePub)
ISBN: 9781788494038

Category: Fiction

Barnabus Kwerk lives in the biggest, fanciest house in Undle.

His family are stinking rich. They’re also dreadful people. Barnabus doesn’t want to be like the rest of the Kwerks. He wants to go to school and make friends and be happy. But that isn’t possible as long as he remains trapped in the attic bedroom of the Big House.

When a stranger calls one stormy night, Barnabus is fascinated. His Aunt Jemima is like no-one he has ever met before. She knows secrets – about the Kwerks’ dark past, about Barnabus’s mother, and about a glorious golden machine at the centre of the Earth.

She offers Barnabus a life of adventure. But every great adventure has danger at its heart.

Erika McGann

Erika McGann grew up in Drogheda, County Louth, and now lives in Dublin. She is the author of The Demon Notebook, winner of the Waverton Good Read Children’s Award, The Broken Spell, The Watching Wood and The Midnight Carnival, the ‘Cass and the Bubble Street Gang’ series, and four picture books, Where Are You, Puffling?, Puffling and the Egg (which was nominated for an Irish Book Award) and Wee Donkey’s Treasure Hunt, all illustrated by Gerry Daly, and The Night-time Cat and the Plump, Grey Mouse, illustrated by Lauren O’Neill. Erika’s most recent book is Tabitha Plimtock and the Edge of the World

Phillip Cullen

Phillip Cullen grew up in Dublin and studied classical animation at Ballyfermot College. He loves to draw cute, weird and wonderful creatures. After a period living in Japan, he now lives in Dublin with his wife.

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Also by Erika McGann:

Cass and the Bubble Street Gang series
The Demon Notebook
The Broken Spell
The Watching Wood
The Midnight Carnival
The Clubhouse Mystery

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Also by Phillip Cullen:

Tabitha Plimtock and the Edge of the World
Safe Harbour
Millie and the Magical Moon

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