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The Cockatrice Boys

The Cockatrice Boys

Joan Aiken; Illustrations by Gris Grimly



What does a cockatrice enjoy most for dinner? Anyone it can find.

So the alarmed inhabitants of England discover when a plague of monsters--known as cockatrices--invade their country and begin gobbling them up. They must be stopped! A plucky band of survivors dubbed the Cockatrice Corps--including youngsters Dakin and Sauna--decide to fight back. But how?

A rollicking adventure filled with breathtaking twists and turns, The Cockatrice Boys is Joan Aiken at her comic best.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

NYPL Books for the Teen Age

Chapter one

Nobody seemed to know where the dreadful things came from. Some people said one thing, some said another.
But experts mostly agree as to the day when the evil invasion of the British Isles first began.
It was...

Praise for The Cockatrice Boys

“Readers will be reminded of Alice in Wonderland. . .and the movie trilogy Star Wars.” —School Library Journal -

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Joan Aiken; Illustrations by Gris Grimly

Joan Aiken is the award-winning author of over a hundred books for children and adults, including The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The Whispering Mountain, The Shadow Guests, and A Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories. She lives in Sussex, England.

Gris Grimley is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including The Cockatrice Boy by Joan Aiken and A Collection of Edgar Allan Poe. He lives in Los Angeles.

Gris Grimly


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