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Rapacia: The Second Circle of Heck

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Staff Pick

The Circles of Heck series is great, twisted fun, set in an inventive underworld where "darned" kids go until they turn 18. Second in the series, Rapacia is full of dark humor, wordplay, and puns galore — and Basye even manages to sneak in some lessons about greed and temptation.
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Welcome to Rapacia, where the greedy kids go.

When Milton escapes from Heck in a soul balloon made of old clothes, Marlo is the only Fauster child left to take the blame. Bea "Elsa" Bubb, the Principal of Darkness, sends her straight to Rapacia, the circle where greedy kids are tormented by glimpses of a just-out-of-reach, glittering shopper's paradise called Mallvana. Marlo soon falls under the sway of Rapacia's assistant principal, a grinning metal rabbit known as the Grabbit that seems to have plans of its own.

Meanwhile, back on the Surface, Milton has his own problems. He is determined to get in touch with Marlo and help her find a way out of Heck. But it's hard to concentrate when his body and soul don't seem to hold together the way they used to. Will Milton ever reach Marlo? And if he does, will they both end up as pawns in the Grabbit's mysterious game?

Review:

"Basye's second installment in this planned monumental series is as chock-full of wordplay, clever allusions, and puns as the first, and readers who delight in such extravagant humor will find it a heck of a good story." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Complete with a touching and instructive ending, this book is the second...in a series that seems destined to, Dante-style, drag readers through all nine levels of a hilariously imagined Heck." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

When Milton escapes from Heck in a soul balloon made of old clothes, Marlo is the only Fauster child left to take the blame. Bea "Elsa" Bubb, the Principal of Darkness, sends her straight to Rapacia, the circle where greedy kids are tormented by glimpses of a just-out-of-reach, glittering shopper's paradise called Mallvana. Illustrations.

Synopsis:

In the second installment of the popular series, Heck, Dale E. Basye takes Milton and Marlo Fauster on a journey that is as clever, as laugh-out-loud funny, and as satisfying as the first.

Welcome to Rapacia, where the greedy kids go . . .

When Milton escapes from Heck in a soul balloon made of old clothes, Marlo is the only Fauster child left to take the blame. Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness, sends her straight to Rapacia, the circle where greedy kids are tormented by glimpses of a just-out-of-reach, glittering shopper’s paradise called Mallvana. Marlo soon falls under the sway of Rapacia’s assistant principal, a grinning metal rabbit known as the Grabbit that seems to have plans of its own.

Meanwhile, back on the Surface, Milton has his own problems. He is determined to get in touch with Marlo and help her find a way out of Heck. But it’s hard to concentrate when his body and soul don’t seem to hold together the way they used to. Will Milton ever reach Marlo? And if he does, will they both end up as pawns in the Grabbit’s mysterious game?

About the Author

Dale E. Basye is a writer and creative director for several children's Web sites. He lives with his wife and son in Portland, Oregon. Please visit him on the Web at www.wherethebadkidsgo.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375840777
Author:
Basye, Dale E.
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Dob, Bob
Author:
illustrated by Bob Dob
Author:
Dale E. Basye
Author:
Dob, Bob
Author:
illustrated by Bob Dob
Author:
Dale E. Basye
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Circles of Heck
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.26x5.86x1.26 in. 1.09 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 384 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375840777 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The Circles of Heck series is great, twisted fun, set in an inventive underworld where "darned" kids go until they turn 18. Second in the series, Rapacia is full of dark humor, wordplay, and puns galore — and Basye even manages to sneak in some lessons about greed and temptation.

"Review" by , "Basye's second installment in this planned monumental series is as chock-full of wordplay, clever allusions, and puns as the first, and readers who delight in such extravagant humor will find it a heck of a good story."
"Review" by , "Complete with a touching and instructive ending, this book is the second...in a series that seems destined to, Dante-style, drag readers through all nine levels of a hilariously imagined Heck."
"Synopsis" by , When Milton escapes from Heck in a soul balloon made of old clothes, Marlo is the only Fauster child left to take the blame. Bea "Elsa" Bubb, the Principal of Darkness, sends her straight to Rapacia, the circle where greedy kids are tormented by glimpses of a just-out-of-reach, glittering shopper's paradise called Mallvana. Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , In the second installment of the popular series, Heck, Dale E. Basye takes Milton and Marlo Fauster on a journey that is as clever, as laugh-out-loud funny, and as satisfying as the first.

Welcome to Rapacia, where the greedy kids go . . .

When Milton escapes from Heck in a soul balloon made of old clothes, Marlo is the only Fauster child left to take the blame. Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness, sends her straight to Rapacia, the circle where greedy kids are tormented by glimpses of a just-out-of-reach, glittering shopper’s paradise called Mallvana. Marlo soon falls under the sway of Rapacia’s assistant principal, a grinning metal rabbit known as the Grabbit that seems to have plans of its own.

Meanwhile, back on the Surface, Milton has his own problems. He is determined to get in touch with Marlo and help her find a way out of Heck. But it’s hard to concentrate when his body and soul don’t seem to hold together the way they used to. Will Milton ever reach Marlo? And if he does, will they both end up as pawns in the Grabbit’s mysterious game?

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