Everyone says Peter is the baddest boy in school. He likes strange food, wears strange clothes and does strange things. In fact, Peter isn’t like anyone the other children have ever met. So when the class gerbil goes missing, Lucy lets Peter take the blame, even though she knows it wasn’t anything to do with him... An insightful story about prejudice, friendship and redemption during one truly unforgettable Halloween.


Ben Manley is a writer and designer. His writing is full of humour and heart with a touch of the gothic - as weird and wonderful as an atticful of vampire hamsters. He also works as a digital copywriter and web designer. Ben lives in Norwich with his wife and two children.

Hannah Peck is an author and an illustrator based in Brighton, UK. She originally studied English Literature at university, all the while stocking up on stories, poems and characters that would later inspire her writing and her illustrations.


Funny and profound in equal measure, this is a top-class Halloween hoot for children but also a salutary warning against prejudice

The Echo (Cork)

Bags of child-appeal… a story about differences, expectations and perspectives

Books for Keeps

Beautifully told… Original, memorable, and lots of fun


Funny flourishes in both text and art

Publishers Weekly

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