Synopses & Reviews
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!
"[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
"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
"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
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
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.