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Dillweed's Revenge: A Deadly Dose of Magicby Florence Parry Heide
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Dillweeds parents go on adventures and leave him behind with Umblud the butler and Perfidia the maid, who treat him like their slave. Neither Umblud or Perfidia or the parents appreciate Dillweeds cherished pet, a creature named Skorped. When they threaten Skorpeds life and well-being, Dillweed opens his black box and casts the runes, which releases smoky monsters, who do the dirty deeds. And then its Dillweed turn to go on adventures.
Filled with nasty characters, beautiful details, and subtle humor, this stylish book follows in the tradition of the deliciously dark work of Edward Gorey, so Dillweed's happy ending undoubtedly means the end for someone else.
Filled with nasty characters, beautiful details, and subtle humor, this stylish book follows in the tradition of the deliciously dark work of Edward Gorey--a thoroughly macabre fairy tale for a contemporary era. Full color.
A boy and his strange pet finally have their day in the sun.
About the Author
FLORENCE PARRY HEIDE has written many books for children, including Some Things Are Scary and The Treehorn Trilogy. CARSON ELLIS is an artist from Portland, Oregon who will be illustrating a forthcoming book by Colin Meloy, lead singer of The Decemberists.
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