Nikki Gemmell has a beautiful new book out called The Kensington Reptilarium, a novel for kids about family, love and loyalty.
Nikki visited Booktopia recently to tell us a little more about her latest offering…
by N.J. Gemmell
The Caddy kids are home alone and they’re 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.
But their new guardian hates children. He prefers 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 Caddy kids warm Uncle Basti’s heart – and have their Christmas wishes granted – before it’s too late?
A feel-good tale that will have you cheering on these four fearless bush kids as they take on the world.
Grab a copy of The Kensington Reptilarium here
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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.
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