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Really Weird

Daniela Sacerdoti


Also available as: eBook

Range: Kelpies Paperback 296 pages 198 x 130 mm ISBN: 9780863159022 Publication date: 23rd August 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Humour, Traditional stories Theme: Scottish Folklore Ideal for ages: 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
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Luca and Valentina's Uncle Alistair runs a pest control business. But he's not getting rid of rats. The Really Weird Removals Company catches supernatural creatures! When the children join Alistair's team they befriend a lonely ghost, rescue a stranded sea serpent, and trap a cat-eating troll.

But the paranormal world is also packed with danger and secrets. There are kelpies, vampires and dragons. Will Luca and Valentina discover more than they can handle?


'Delightfully old fashioned, but at the same time utterly contemporary. Warm, witty and more than a little scary. Like Enid Blyton with the Internet!'
-- Jonathan Meres, author of The World of Norm

'This book is so enjoyable, with a wonderfully quirky family and great characters... I can't see how this book won't be a great success.'
-- Catherine MacPhail, author of Nemesis

'Swings effortlessly between scary and funny, like Dracula doing stand-up. Really Weird, yes, but also Really Good.'
-- Barry Hutchinson, author of The 13th Horseman

'This is a great family read... The story is told amazingly well -- it will have your imagination stretched to the very fullest ... The story is both funny and poignant. It is brimming with the full flavour of a Scottish adventure... The fast paced story and character driven plot will have you wanting much much more.'
-- Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

'I recommend Really Weird to middle grade readers that crave adventure, and enjoy supernatural and fantasy based tales... It is funny, with moments that are very suspenseful.'
-- Sharon the Librarian blog

'Daniela is a very descriptive writer and has a wonderful knack of bringing every setting alive ... I really enjoyed reading this book, it was a delightful read for the child hidden within. If you haven't read a book by Daniela Sacerdoti, then you are sadly missing out.
-- Serendipity Reviews

'I think this book is amazing. It's sense of action and fantasy has truth at its middle, echoing our own feelings and lives too, making it a better book all together... This story is suitable for any age, as long as you like action, adventure and quite a lot of fun!'
-- The Guardian Children's Books

'My 10-year old found this a great read and interesting... in his words, the weirdness is awesome.'
-- myrandrspace blog

Really Weird


Daniela Sacerdoti comes from Italy but has been living in Scotland for ten years and considers herself adopted. She was a primary school teacher and has been writing since she can remember. She lives with her husband and two sons. Her first adult novel Watch…

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