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How to Catch a Bogle

How to Catch a Bogle If ever a chill entered her soul or the hope suddenly drained from her heart she knew a bogle was to blame Birdie McAdam a ten year old orphan is tougher than she looks She s proud of her job as a

  • Title: How to Catch a Bogle
  • Author: Catherine Jinks
  • ISBN: 9780804167802
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Audio CD
  • If ever a chill entered her soul, or the hope suddenly drained from her heart, she knew a bogle was to blame Birdie McAdam, a ten year old orphan, is tougher than she looks She s proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kIf ever a chill entered her soul, or the hope suddenly drained from her heart, she knew a bogle was to blame Birdie McAdam, a ten year old orphan, is tougher than she looks She s proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames See glossary Or so it seems until the orphans of London start to disappear .

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    1. 3.5 STARS!This was a pretty fun read! I loved how it jumped right into action on the first page, though I do have to say 100 pages could've easily been cut from this, it dawdled on in parts when things could've been wrapped up very neatly and quickly. As I said it was a fun read, it had an awesome 9 year old feisty heroine, supernatural creatures, and it took place in the Victorian era, which we all know I love. I read this on audio as well, though the narrator's version of the main character an [...]

    2. This book is marketed to the 9 to 12 year old age group and seems perfect for that category of readers.* It's a cute fantasy tale set in Victorian England. Birdie is an eleven year old orphan girl who's apprenticed to a bogler named Alfred. A bogle is a child eating monster and Birdie, unfortunately, is the bait. She stands in the magic salt circle and sings in order to lure the monster out so Alfred can kill him. Then she runs like crazy so she doesn't get eaten.Alfred and Birdie meet many frie [...]

    3. Liked the idea, but the pacing was off. The central plot conflict doesn't really emerge until quite near the end, and the antagonist is terribly flat. He is a ruthlessly evil doctor, willing to kill lots of kids to get what he wants, and what he wants is a bogle? Really? All they seem to do is live in dark holes and eat people, what's he going to do with it?

    4. From page one, A Very Unusual Pursuit jumps straight into the action when Birdie, a ten-year old girl and Alfred, the Go-Devil man - the catcher of bogles - arrives on the door step of a well-to-do house in the streets of 19th century London. A child is missing and Alfred and his apprentice Birdie have been called in to catch the bogle lurking in the chimney.'Monsters have been infesting London's dark places for centuries, eating any child who gets too close. That's why ten-year old Birdie McAda [...]

    5. This book was recommended to me by my friend Kaethe, and let me just say, she suggests some excellent books!How to Catch a Bogle was kinda sorta Harry Potter meets Charles Dickens, but more emphasis on Dickens than Potter. The story was engaging from page one, and I tore through this thing! Yes, the book is a young adult book, but it's a mature book. It doesn't shy away from the plight of poor people, children in particular, in Victorian England, and it paints a bleak picture of survival for tho [...]

    6. Birdie is an orphan, one who was lucky to be found and apprenticed rather than sent to the local work house. In Victorian London, the work houses are notorious for starvation, over-work, and misery. Instead, Birdie has a home, food to eat, and a job. Only problem is, Birdie's job is to act as bait - for the bogles. When children start disappearing, Birdie finds that not all is as it seemsI read a lot of "children" and "young adult" books for two reasons. One - I have two children and I like to b [...]

    7. Read this aloud with three kids 7-9. We all liked it, but I think it is better to read than to be read to. This is a throughly researched book by Australian Jinks, very much a kind of mix of Dickensian Victorian England and Harry Potter fantasy (a bogle is a spook or monster and the main characters work as boglers, hired to get bogles out of houses like soot out of a chimney… only they are monsters. The language is sometimes dense, meaning Jinks uses precise language from the period for authen [...]

    8. This is a wonderful book. I bought it for my 8 year old son, but I read it as well, and later my wife. It's kind of like Oliver Twist meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Really great historical detail. The author really seems to have done her homework. Great characters, and great soul. I love the moral choices the characters make.

    9. In the book How to Catch a Bogle, the author creates a compelling and kind of confusing book. The author Catherine Jinks published this on the first of January in 2013. she is a great fiction novelist who makes well reading books with interesting characters. The downside to the entire book is that it gets confusing rather quick. They add and take characters as they want to and creates an upset in the flow of this book. The main characters are Alfred and his apprentice Birdie. They live in the un [...]

    10. Quite good, but slow in parts. I probably wouldn't read the following books in the series, but I would offer it as a reading option to children (ages 9-12) who like fantasy mystery with just a tiny touch of horror.

    11. Even though I like the author i put off reading this book because of the atrocious cover. Quite enjoyed it once I actually started into it though. Genuinly creepy at times and funny at others.

    12. Catherine Jink’s, How to Catch a Bogle blends historical fiction and fantasy in a story about a poor 12 year old girl, Birdie McAdam, a small frail thing with a stellar voice, who is apprenticed (or ̓prenticed, as she says) to Alfred Bunce, a local bogler. A bogler is someone who makes his living catching and killing bogles and in 1870’s London where the story takes place, there is an ongoing need for his services.Birdie and Alfred work well together and Birdie is proud of the work they do. [...]

    13. Birdie is a bogler's girl. An apprentice who sings sweetly to lure the bogles out of the hiding places so Alfred Bunce can dispatch them. Yes, it is a bit of a risky job, but Birdie feels she has it pretty good. It keeps her out of the poor house and she doesn't have to trudge through sewers or anything, there are plenty of worse jobs in Victorian London for an orphan. After a job ridding a chimney of a chimney sweep-eating monster, Alfred and Birdie find themselves making the acquaintence of a [...]

    14. I found this to be a truly satisfying historical fantasy. It has scary bits, funny bits, and thoughtful bits. It has a great central character, who's both believable and likable, and a nuanced supporting cast (including adults who are interesting people too!). And it has a really good story.As an impoverished (but plucky) Victorian orphan, Birdie knows what it's like to live on the edge of nightmarish destitution. So she considers herself fortunate to be the apprentice of Alfred the Bogler. Sure [...]

    15. Originally reviewed here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile. Historical fantasy is always a lot of fun, and Catherine Jinks certainly brings the fun (along with the slightly creepy) in her new novel How to Catch a Bogle. This will appeal to kids who genuinely like historical fiction as well as fantasy. It will have to be a reader who doesn't minds sticking with a story that doesn't seem like it's going anywhere though.Birdie is a fierce, determined, brave heroine. She sings beautifully, which is [...]

    16. How to Catch a Bogle is the story of orphan Birdie, apprentice to London's bogler Alfred, a man who destroys the monsters during the Victorian era. It's Birdie's job to lure the monsters out of their lairs so Alfred can kill them. It may seem a dangerous job, but she could be worse off. She feels that way until distinguished Miss Eames comes along to watch the mysterious business of catching and disposing of bogles. Miss Eames tries to convince her to pursue another line of work and even offers [...]

    17. This was one of the most delightful middle grade books I’ve read in a long time. I love fantasy books, especially those that deal in the real world and incorporate different mythologies, so How to Catch a Bogle drew me in right away. It has a Charles Dickens flair, focusing on Birdie, who was the daughter of a tosher and who is now an apprentice to Alfred the Bogler. Their first assignment brings them into contact with a proper lady, Edith Eames, who’s interested in creating a more scientifi [...]

    18. 2.5 - 3 starsI enjoyed it and found the setting to be well-done and the characters interesting.I liked Birdie and Alfred's relationship."I don't need you dead, lass." Alfred was shaking his head. Without looking at her, very calmly and quietly, he murmured, "Not you. Never you."Birdie is a young orphan with an incredible singing voice and is thus apprenticed to Aflred Bunce, the bogler. She is the lure and he the killer of the fearsome bogles that prey upon unwary folk and hide in the dark shado [...]

    19. In Victorian London, Birdie feels fortunate to help Alfred, the bogler. She sings and attracts the bogles, he dispatches them, and she gets food, clothing and shelter in return. She doesn't feel that she is in danger, and is pleased that she is helping to save other children from the horrible monsters. When the upper class Miss Eames starts to pay Alfred to tag along to the bogle slayings, Birdie is rather annoyed. Miss Eames feels that Birdie is in peril, and offers to take her in, pay for musi [...]

    20. Have you ever felt like something was lurking in the darkness just waiting for a chance to slurp you up into its slimy cavernous mouth? Certainly it was just your imagination…right? Not if you ask Birdie McAdam. She’s a bogler’s apprentice and she knows all-too-well that bogles (monsters to you and me) definitely do exist, and they are devouring children all over London. Working with her mentor Alfred Bunce, Birdie uses her lilting voice to lure the heinous creatures out of their hiding pl [...]

    21. Birdie is the bogler's apprentice. She helps Alfred the bogler by luring bogles out into the open with her singing and then Alfred kills them. Bogles are monsters who like to eat children so it takes a child to lure them out. Alfred and Birdie help all kinds of people throughout Victorian London. Birdie loves what she does even if she is sometimes afraid. Alfred and Birdie don't have a lot but they have a room and food and each other. One day they are hired by Mrs. Eames who wants to learn more [...]

    22. While this is an adventurous book to allow the kiddos to read on their own, I found it much more suitable to read aloud. The main character Birdie is sassy, brave & caring. She works for a gruff man named Alfred & he has a soft spot for her. They meet all sorts of unsavory characters while dealing with child eating Bogles! They even find themselves befriend by some of the upper class. Set in Victorian London, the dialect is simply brilliant. The Harry Potter series plus the movies are a [...]

    23. You can find this, and other reviews, on my blog.I picked this book up on a whim, and was well-rewarded. A Very Unusual Pursuit follows Birdie McAdams as she assists her master, Alfred Bunce, in capturing bogles - fey beasties that like to eat children. Birdie is a delightfully feisty young lady, who wants nothing more than to help Mr Bunce in his attempts to save London’s children from all the lurking nasties. Not everyone wants the bogles to be vanquished, however, and so they must pit thems [...]

    24. This is a fun story, the main character Birdie is brave, headstrong and resistant to change. She is the apprentice to the bogle man and believes she has the best job in the world. She has a beautiful singing voice which she uses to lure in the bogles so they can be killed. The bogels in the story take many different forms but they are all child eating monsters and without the bogle man many children would die so Birdie takes a lot of pride in her work. She faces a lot of tough decisions though w [...]

    25. I was totally in the mood for a middle grade story, especially one with a fantasy focus. How To Catch A Bogle by Catherine Jinks seemed like just the charming audiobook I was looking for. Further, I liked the setting which is essentially Dickensian London what with poor houses and all (I always associate poor houses with that time period). Also, how could I resist a book about a young girl who is an apprentice monster aka bogle catcher. That’s kind of awesome, ya know?Read the rest of my revie [...]

    26. The computers were down at work, which meant I got to read! I finished this quickly, racing to get to the end. I loved Birdie, she was a great, strong female lead. Brave and realistic, though a tad stubborn and headstrong, but who isn't? The setting was one of my favorites, Victorian England and it was told well. It was believable and matched what I know of that time period. The bogles were deliciously frightening. The danger and suspense was very real, I truly worried for Birdie. It wasn't all [...]

    27. Narrated by Mandy Williams, this haunting children's book is a must read or listen - set in Victorian London, the story follows Birdie, "a bogler's girl", apprentice to a "Godevil" man, Alfred. She lures dark creatures who are powered by their diet of children, with her beautiful voice into salt rimmed death traps. Jinks presents the reader with a strong young female character and an interesting mystery with just the right amount of suspense and action. I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book and m [...]

    28. If monsters are a problem then there are no better people in Victorian London to help than Alfred Bunce and Birdie McAdams. However, when more and more children begin disappearing, Birdie finds herself caught in plot more sinister than any monster she’s ever encountered. Fast-paced, with humor and genuine emotion, this story had me engrossed from the first page and didn’t let go until the end. The worst part will be waiting for the sequel.

    29. I enjoyed this audio-book. The narrator did a nice job with all of the voices. The story itself was entertaining. I liked Birdie as a main character. The boys were fun too. For those of you unfamiliar with bogles, they are child-eating monsters. Alfred is a bogler (meaning he kills them), and Birdie is a child and therefore bait. Don't worry, it isn't as bad as it sounds, she's pretty safe. Sort of. The two of them, as well as a few others, have quite the adventure.

    30. 10-year-old Birdie is apprenticed to Alfred Bunce, the bogler. Birdie lures the horrible creatures out of their lairs them out with her beautiful singing voice and then Alfred kills them. It's a lucrative business - until an evil man tries to exploit them for his own gain. First in a series.

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