Jazmin Gomez


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Myths, Fantasy, Mystery, Magic

Document Type

Book Review


Herbie Lemon is the Lost-and-Founder of the Grand Nautilus Hotel in the seaside city of Eerie-on-Sea. Violet Parma is an orphan looking for answers about her missing parents. Together, they set out to learn the truth about Vi’s mother and father. In the process, they become entangled in the mystery of the town’s resident myth: the elusive malamander, a monster who is half fish and half man. As they uncover more details about the creature and its magical egg, they have to fight for their lives against a man who sports a hook for a hand and against greedy Sebastian Eels, an author with evil intentions. By using their wits and courage, and with help from some of the townspeople, they thwart Eels’s sinister plans and learn about Violet’s past.