Really Weird

Daniela Sacerdoti

Out of print

Quick Look

  • A quirky and funny Ghostbusters style adventure with a Scottish twist!
  • Fairies, mermaids or trolls? Whatever your supernatural dilemma, call the Really Weird Removals company!
  • Debut children's novel from Daniela Sacerdoti, author of the Sarah Midnight Trilogy

Mischievous fairies? Stranded mermaids? Smelly troll? Whatever your supernatural dilemma, call the Really Weird Removals company!

Floris Books
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
0 pages
Publication date:
23 Aug 2012


Shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Award 2013

Mischievous fairies? Stranded mermaids? Smelly troll? Whatever your supernatural dilemma, call the Really Weird Removals company!

Luca and Valentina's uncle Alistair is a paranormal investigator. When he realises the children can see the supernatural creatures that share our world, he invites them to join his team. With the help of Camilla, a friendly ghost, the Really Weird Removals team save a real-life stranded Nessie, help a selkie come ashore, and befriend werewolves. But this exciting new world is also packed with danger. When confronted by malicious kelpies and hungry vampires, can their wayward uncle keep the children safe?


'Delightfully old fashioned, but at the same time utterly contemporary. Warm, witty and more than a little scary. Like Enid Blyton with the Internet!'
-- Jonathan Meres, author of The World of Norm

'This book is so enjoyable, with a wonderfully quirky family and great characters... I can't see how this book won't be a great success.'
-- Catherine MacPhail, author of Nemesis

'Swings effortlessly between scary and funny, like Dracula doing stand-up. Really Weird, yes, but also Really Good.'
-- Barry Hutchinson, author of The 13th Horseman

'This is a great family read... The story is told amazingly well -- it will have your imagination stretched to the very fullest ... The story is both funny and poignant. It is brimming with the full flavour of a Scottish adventure... The fast paced story and character driven plot will have you wanting much much more.'
-- Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

'I recommend Really Weird to middle grade readers that crave adventure, and enjoy supernatural and fantasy based tales... It is funny, with moments that are very suspenseful.'
-- Sharon the Librarian blog

'Daniela is a very descriptive writer and has a wonderful knack of bringing every setting alive ... I really enjoyed reading this book, it was a delightful read for the child hidden within. If you haven't read a book by Daniela Sacerdoti, then you are sadly missing out.
-- Serendipity Reviews

'I think this book is amazing. It's sense of action and fantasy has truth at its middle, echoing our own feelings and lives too, making it a better book all together... This story is suitable for any age, as long as you like action, adventure and quite a lot of fun!'
-- The Guardian Children's Books

'My 10-year old found this a great read and interesting... in his words, the weirdness is awesome.'
-- myrandrspace blog


Daniela Sacerdoti comes from Italy but has been living in Scotland for ten years and considers herself adopted. She was a primary school teacher and has been writing since she can remember. She lives with her husband and two sons. Her first adult novel Watch Over Me was published by Black and White in 2011, and her young adult novel, Sarah Midnight, will be published in 2012. Her ambition is to write many, many more books of the kind that you've got to keep reading way past your bedtime, under the covers, with a little book light and a packet of sweets.

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