Mold and the Poison Plot
Cover artwork by Tom Mead
He’s got a big heart…and a NOSE to match!
Dumped as a baby, Mold has only ever been looked after by potion-maker Aggy, and when she’s wrongly arrested for poisoning the king, he’s determined to rescue her. With his strangely huge nose, Mold can sniff out the ingredients of any potion—and he knows his Aggy couldn’t have harmed anyone. So what can be going on at the royal palace?
Hugely talented Lorraine Gregory is a debut star in children’s fantasy, and creates an incredibly rich Tolkienian world combined with a treacherous twisty plot that is perfect for children aged 9+ and fans of fantasy adventure—a brilliant debut novel about diversity which teaches that being different is what makes us special.
To celebrate the publication of this fantastic fantasy adventure, we’re giving away five copies of Mold and the Poison Plot. For you chance to win a copy of the book, visit Oxford Owl’s Facebook page, like our prize draw post, and comment telling us which super sense you would choose to possess and why.
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About the book
When Mold’s mum dumped him in the dustbin as a baby, even the binmen didn’t want him! Luckily old Aggy found him and took him under her wing. But now Mold’s life has been turned upside down because the toffs from the palace have arrested Aggy, accusing her of poisoning the king!
It’s Mold’s turn to come to the rescue…
In a world of enemies and monsters, how can one small boy, with one enormous nose, ever expect to succeed? What Mold needs is a friend. And luckily he finds one in the most unlikely—and smelly—of places…
- Read an Extract [PDF]
- Explore the fantasy world of Pellegarno [PDF map]
- Pellegarno’s natural world – explore the powerful potion ingredients and mythical creatures that populate the land of Pellegarno [PDF glossary]
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