Hi all, this is my query so far for my new MG novel. I figured it was at a stage to receive criticism to let me know if I'm on the right track. Any help is muchly appreciated. Dear Agent: (Personalised introduction, book title, genre, word count etc) Jakoby, a klutzy eleven-year-old street urchin, craves two things: a meal fresh from an oven and not a bin, and a family who love and care for him. Unfortunately the closest thing the gutters offer is worm and roach stew and a gang of misfits who look at him like he is something nasty under their tattered shoes. When a failed trout heist lands Jakoby on a fishmonger’s chopping block—the one place no orphan has returned from—he is certain his life is over. However the appearance of a grouchy squirrel in a top hat and a paw full of magic stays the Monger’s cleaver and whisks Jakoby away to an enchanted forest brimming with creatures from his worst nightmare. Jakoby, captured by a swarm of troublesome faeries, is trialled and found guilty of being human and sentenced to a life of slavery to the spider-riders; fierce arachnid-hitching monsters. Not delighted with the idea of having his blood sucked from him like a juice box, he escapes the faeries and takes refuge in the eerie tunnels below their hive. But when Prince Blayke, an arrogant twelve-year-old faerie, and Princesses Myley and Indy track him down, his survival comes into question once again. Hopelessly lost, Jakoby enters an uneasy alliance with the bothersome faeries as they attempt to navigate the tunnels to freedom. Faced with militant monster, kidnapping and royal burglary, the alliance turns to trust, and then love. Somewhere in the perilous maze, Jakoby finds the family he has always dreamed of. But now their safety rests solely on his shoulders, and he must rely on every bit of courage and grit a lifetime on the streets had instilled in him if he is to protect the only family he had ever known.