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Vlad the flea and Loxton the rat are perfectly at home in the dirt and filth of Scutari Hospital. But the arrival of Florence Nightingale and her strange companion changes everything. Will the friends be driven out or can they save the day?

Find out about Florence, her nurses and Scutari Hospital through the eyes of Vlad the flea and Loxton the rat. Vlad narrates the tale as the nurses take charge and clean...with soap! But there are other people in the hospital who are not happy with this new arrangement, and the friends will soon come up against both their nemesis and a shadowy thief in their midst. Who will win and who will have to leave?

A fact file at the end of the book clarifies which characters are real and which are fictional. Other Vlad stories are set during the Great Fire of London, the First World War, the Russian space programme and Tutankhamun's Tomb. Each story has a separate Activity Book with puzzles and games and the Reading Riddle website has links and educational resources for teaching the topic.

©2018 Kate Cunningham (P)2021 Kate Cunningham

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