Mr and Mrs Bigsby of the Pig and Whistle, Stoke Newington, already look after ten children. When Constable O'Dowd brings her an eleventh orphan he found on the streets, Ma Bigsby is reluctant to take her.
But there's something about Elfie, it's the first day of a new century and Ma loves a mystery. What had Elfie's mother to do with her pub and why does she possess a little water colour of the Pig and Whistle? As the mystery unravels, Elfie's world will change completely.
A wonderful new adventure story from the best-selling author of the Kevin and Sadie books.
The Eleventh Orphan has been nominated for the Fantastic Book Awards which are run by Lancashire School Library Service as well as being shortlisted for the United Kingdom Literacy award, the Royal Mail Awards and the West Sussex Children's Book award.
9-12, Teens Return to Joan Lingard's profile