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Publisher Comments:

The hilarious sequel to A House Called Awful End.

In this eagerly awaited sequel to A House Called Awful End, Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids being blown up, trampled by horses, hit by a hot-air balloon, and arrested—only to find himself falling head-over-heels for a girl with a face like a camels and into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts.

All the old favorite faces are here—including Mad Uncle Jack and Malcolm the stuffed stoat—along with some very worrying-looking new ones. Beware!

Review:

"[A] blend of archaic elegance, silly puns, and direct address, with playful author and plot digressions....Black-and-white drawings with a touch of the macabre add further period flavor and farce. This will be great for series fans, but it will also stand alone." Shelle Rosenfeld, Booklist

Review:

"The characters...are purely stock, and the plot is deliberately far-fetched. Fans of Monty Python's style of humor will appreciate the constant verbal wit, slapstick, and random plot twists. Others will find the narration grating and hard to follow." School Library Journal

Review:

"Anyone who loves a good joke will love this imaginative display of wacky characters and the twists and turns of this engaging text....David Roberts' illustrations add just the right window into this kooky world." Elizabeth Colbroth, Children's Literature

Synopsis:

In this eagerly awaited sequel to "A House Called Awful End, " Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids being blown up, trampled by horses, and arrested. All the old favorite faces are here, along with some very worrisome new ones. Illustrations.

About the Author

Philip Ardagh is over six feet seven inches tall with a big bushy beard. Not only is he very large and very hairy, but he has also written around sixty childrens books for all ages. Currently a full-time writer living with a wife and two cats in a seaside town somewhere in England, he has been—among other things—an advertising copywriter, a hospital cleaner, a (highly unqualified) librarian, and a reader for the blind.

David Roberts is so busy drawing pictures that no one is really sure what he looks like. We do know that he has illustrated several books for children and lives somewhere in England, but whether his home is near the sea or not is anybodys guess.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805071559
Subtitle:
Book Two in the Eddie Dickens Trilogy
Illustrated by:
Roberts, David
Illustrator:
Roberts, David
Author:
Roberts, David
Author:
Ardagh, Philip
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Robbers and outlaws
Subject:
Escape artists
Subject:
Family/Orphans
Subject:
Foster Homes
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Eddie Dickens Trilogy
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white illustrations throughout
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in
Age Level:
09-14

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Product details 144 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805071559 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] blend of archaic elegance, silly puns, and direct address, with playful author and plot digressions....Black-and-white drawings with a touch of the macabre add further period flavor and farce. This will be great for series fans, but it will also stand alone."
"Review" by , "The characters...are purely stock, and the plot is deliberately far-fetched. Fans of Monty Python's style of humor will appreciate the constant verbal wit, slapstick, and random plot twists. Others will find the narration grating and hard to follow."
"Review" by , "Anyone who loves a good joke will love this imaginative display of wacky characters and the twists and turns of this engaging text....David Roberts' illustrations add just the right window into this kooky world."
"Synopsis" by , In this eagerly awaited sequel to "A House Called Awful End, " Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids being blown up, trampled by horses, and arrested. All the old favorite faces are here, along with some very worrisome new ones. Illustrations.
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