My Friend the Octopus out now!
Today marks the publication of Lindsay Galvin's second historical middle-grade novel, My Friend the Octopus, following the success of her first book, Darwin's Dragons. Her latest book once again combines STEM topics and natural history themes with adventure and mystery.
England, 1893, and aquarium fever is at its height.
Twelve-year-old Vinnie Fyfe works in the tea-shop at Brighton aquarium, and waits for her milliner mother to return from Paris.
The arrival of a giant octopus changes her life for ever. Discovering a talent for art, Vinnie begins to draw the extraordinary beast.
She soon realises she can communicate with the octopus through colour and – as a gripping mystery begins to unfold – discovers what true courage really means ...