The Cuckoo of Albion Avenue by A.K. Porter
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An everyday tale of home invasion, despair and black pudding muffins.
George, an only child in a loving if eccentric family unit, finds his world in turmoil when Jemima comes to stay.
3ft 9 inches of trouble dressed in long white socks and disgusting sandals, Jemima moves as fast as Usain Bolt, has a throwing arm like a bazooka and a creatively evil mind. She enthrals and delights George’s parents whilst initiating a series of increasingly dreadful events for which George always gets the blame.
Can George get his parents to listen to him? Can he stop Jemima from finalising her dreadful plan? And exactly what kind of creature is she?
A story of an only child beginning to lose the security of his family and what it feels like to be constantly blamed for things that aren’t your fault, The Cuckoo of Albion Avenue is a riotous read for anyone aged 8-12 with a good sense of humour and who appreciates the triumph of the bullied over the bully.
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Humour, Mystery