Penelope Lively

The Voyage of the QV66

None of the animals had ever seen anything quite like Stanley before. He looked like People, who lived in England before the water came, only his body was small and covered with fur. And he had ideas- brilliant ones- about where they came from and how they could change their lives.

But Stanley didn’t know what kind of animal he was. “It’s no fun,” he said, “being the only one of a kind.” So, when Stanley discovered a boat, the QV 66, and set out for London looking for relatives, his five best friends went with him.

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