Annotations for Kneebone Boy


Baker & Taylor
Otto, Lucia, and Max Hardscrabble, whose mother has been missing for many years, have unexpected and illuminating adventures in the village of Snoring-by-the-Sea after their father, who paints portraits of deposed monarchs, goes away on a business trip.

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Baker & Taylor
Siblings Max, Lucia and Otto Hardscrabble end up on an adventure in search of a monstrous creature who is half boy and half animal after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who is away on holiday. By the author of Olivia Kidney Stops for No One. 40,000 first printing.

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McMillan Palgrave

Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who's away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal. . . .

In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything.



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McMillan Palgrave
A dark, clever, finely crafted tale about three peculiar children and a shocking family secret.


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