How to Catch a Bogle (Paperback)

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By Catherine Jinks, Sarah Watts (Illustrator)
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Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually "less "dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames (see glossary ). Or so it seems until the orphans of London start to disappear . . .

About the Author

CatherineJinksgrew up in Papua New Guinea and now resides in New South Wales, Australia. She is a three-time winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award and has received the Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian children's literature. Her popular works for young readers include the Evil Genius series, The Reformed Vampire Support Group, and the trilogy that began withHow to Catch a Bogle. Visit her website at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544336278
ISBN-10: 0544336275
Publisher: Hmh Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2014
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: How to Catch a Bogle