‘Lay low and grow,’ is the motto of the waifs of Duldred Hall. The only way to escape a life of drudgery is to reach the magical height of 5 thighs 10 oggits. But Master Jeopardine is determined to ‘feed them little and keep them small.’ When the master’s methods grow more sinister the waifs must face their doubts. What is hidden in the Bone Room? Why is Rook's Parlour locked?
A new waif arrives and the fight for survival begins. But with him comes more mystery: who is Oy?
Oy Yew was longlisted for the Times/Chicken House Award.