If ever a chill entered her soul, or the hope suddenly drained from her heart, she knew a bogle was to blame.
If ever a room was as glum as a crypt, casting a black pall over the future, then it was harboring a bogle.
How to Catch a Bogle is the first in a spooky and spectacular new trilogy from award-winning author Catherine Jinks!
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.
Or so it seems—until the orphans of London start to disappear . . .
“Jinks opens her projected trilogy in high style, offering a period melodrama replete with colorful characters, narrow squeaks and explosions of ectoplasmic goo.”
—Kirkus, starred review
How to Catch a Bogle is available September 3, 2013, but you can start reading an excerpt now.
How to Catch a Bogle Excerpt
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