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Pure Dead Wickedby Debi Gliori
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First the roof on their ancestral castle collapses, the Strega-Borgias are forced into the Auchenlochtermuchty Arms — the only local hotel that will accomodate three mythical beasts and a crocodile. Evil contractors plot to destroy their home forever. Perhaps the miniature kilted warriors arising from a spilled magic potion can help....
"Plainly channeling Roald Dahl and Charles Addams through her own uniquely wacky sense of humor, Gliori dishes up as a successor to Pure Dead Magic an equally barbed, sidesplitting farce." Kirkus Reviews
"The story will make children roar with laughter....
"Some lovely turns of phrase lie waiting for the perceptive reader around unexpected corners....Gliori's book is a rapid read and easy on the concentration. It's mind candy for those inclined toward witchcraft and wizardry." Uma Krishnaswami, Children's Literature
The Strega-Borgia children accidentally create 500 clones of themselves at the same time that the roof on their Scottish castle falls in, attracting evil contractors who want their home.
Just when the Strega-Borgias think it’s safe to relax in their ancestral castle . . . it isn’t.
First their roof collapses, forcing them into the Auchenlochtermuchty Arms–the only local hotel that will accomodate three mythical beasts and one crocodile. Then Titus accidentally creates 500 tiny naked pink clones. And 500 tiny naked pink clones are not easy to manage. But not surprisingly, this isn’t the biggest Strega-Borgia dilemma–there’s also a few evil contractors plotting to destroy their home forever. Perhaps the miniature kilted warriors arising from the spilled magic potion can help. . . .
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Debi Gliori has written and illustrated numerous picture books. Pure Dead Magic was her first novel. She has at least five children, one golden retriever, and a colony of sea monkeys.
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