Pieter Koolwijk & Linde Faas - Flea & Spikey

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An exciting and surprising debut middle grade novel where you can never be sure what is real and what is fantasy.

Meet Floyd, otherwise known as Flea. He's not so brave, rather small, and constantly being hassled by Arnold the bully. His life isn't very exciting until a new student joins his class. A petite girl with colorful clothes.

With a broad grin on her freckled face she surveyed the classroom. Her eyes twinkled. All the prying eyes and gaping mouths didn't seem to bother her at all. On the contrary, she seemed to enjoy all the attention. ‘This is Phoebe,' said Mrs. Jutter, introducing her. The girl looked up at the teacher ... ‘But most people call me Spikey.'

Spikey is not afraid of anything. She isn't even afraid of Arnold, and she takes Floyd under her wing. Slowly but surely Floyd discovers that life isn't as ordinary as he thought. Spikey shares a big secret with him and Arnold turns out to have a voodoo mother. When Arnold discovers that Floyd knows, Floyd lands in big trouble. How will Flea and Spikey escape the wrath of Arnold and the machinations of his mother? And how will Floyd come to terms with his pesty nickname?

With plenty of humor, Peter Koolwijk introduces the reader to the world of Flea and Spikey where the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur. Linde Faas gives Spikey - the girl everyone wants to be friends with - her cheerful and unique form.

Spikey is the spiritual sister of Pippi Longstocking

Flea & Spikey | author: Pieter Koolwijk | illustrator: Linde Faas | Hardcover, 120 pages | 9781935954200 | $16.95 | yet to be pulished

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