The Kensington Reptilarium (#1)
|Author:||N. J. Gemmell|
The Caddy kids are home alone, having the best time ever until a stranger arrives with news. This is the story of how four loud, grubby urchins from the Australian outback find themselves in London for the first peacetime Christmas after years of war. Their new guardian hates children, preferring the company of the hundreds of snakes in his house the Kensington Reptilarium. Fate lends Kick, Scruff, Bert, and Pin a helping hand when outraged citizens call for the Reptilarium to be shut down. With the police about to descend, can the kids warm Uncle Basti's heart before it s too late?"
N.J. Gemmell is the bestselling author of five novels and two works of non-fiction for adults under her full name, Nikki Gemmell. Her work has received international critical acclaim and been translated into many languages. Nikki is currently a columnist for the Weekend Australian's Saturday magazine, and a Friday regular on the Today programme in Australia. Born in Wollongong, Australia, Nikki lived in London for many years but has now returned to Australia with her family. The Kensington Reptilarium is her first book for children.