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Splurch Academy #01: Splurch Academy: Rat Brain Fiasco

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When Cody Mack is called to the principalÕs office yet again, he finds something far worse than detention awaiting him: Splurch Academy, a frightfully sinister boarding school for disobedient children run by a group of monstrous teachers.

Review:

"Sisters Berry and Gardner kick off their Splurch Academy for Disruptive Boys series with an idea best described as Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein in detention. The hero, Cody Mack, is a Class A troublemaker who finally goes too far ('That had been a shame, that thing about the fire in the teacher's lounge') and gets shipped off to the mysterious Splurch Academy. Hogwarts it ain't: the boys wear striped prison uniforms, rats abound, and the ghoulish headmaster and his creepy staff have some unorthodox ideas about behavior modification that involve the 'rebellium cortex' ('the part of the brain that makes boys naughty') and a nasty-looking machine called the Rebellio-Rodent Recipronator. But Cody proves that he's more than the sum of his misdemeanors; he's a fearless, natural-born leader and force to be reckoned with--though a dangling conclusion suggests that his standoff with Splurch Academy is just getting warmed up. Gardner's numerous drawings strike the right Cracked Comics note, with just enough panel images to entice graphic novel fans, and Berry's upbeat storytelling delivers gently snarky wit. Available simultaneously: Curse of the Bizarro Beetle. Ages 9 — 12. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

Sally Gardner grew up and still lives in London. Being dyslexic, she did not learn to read or write until she was fourteen and had been thrown out of several schools, labeled unteachable, and sent to a school for maladjusted children. Despite this, she gained a degree with highest honors at a leading London art college, followed by a scholarship to a theater school, and then went on to become a very successful costume designer, working on some notable productions. After the births of twin daughters and a son, she started first to illustrate and then to write picture books and chapter books, usually with fairytale- or otherwise magical subject matter. She has been called “an idiosyncratic genius” by London’s Sunday Times. I, Coriander is her first book for older readers, and she is currently working on a second.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780448453590
Author:
Berry, Julie Gardner
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Illustrator:
Gardner, Sally Faye
Author:
Gardner, Sally
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Splurch Academy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.62x5.56x.57 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sisters Berry and Gardner kick off their Splurch Academy for Disruptive Boys series with an idea best described as Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein in detention. The hero, Cody Mack, is a Class A troublemaker who finally goes too far ('That had been a shame, that thing about the fire in the teacher's lounge') and gets shipped off to the mysterious Splurch Academy. Hogwarts it ain't: the boys wear striped prison uniforms, rats abound, and the ghoulish headmaster and his creepy staff have some unorthodox ideas about behavior modification that involve the 'rebellium cortex' ('the part of the brain that makes boys naughty') and a nasty-looking machine called the Rebellio-Rodent Recipronator. But Cody proves that he's more than the sum of his misdemeanors; he's a fearless, natural-born leader and force to be reckoned with--though a dangling conclusion suggests that his standoff with Splurch Academy is just getting warmed up. Gardner's numerous drawings strike the right Cracked Comics note, with just enough panel images to entice graphic novel fans, and Berry's upbeat storytelling delivers gently snarky wit. Available simultaneously: Curse of the Bizarro Beetle. Ages 9 — 12. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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