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Dreadful acts / Philip Ardagh ; with illustrations by David Roberts.

Ardagh, Philip. (Author). Roberts, David. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Roseau Public Library j ARD (Text) 35500004319933 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j ARD (Text) 35500003291885 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0805071555
  • Physical Description: 128 p. ; ill. : 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2003, c2001.

Content descriptions

General Note: Sequel to: Awful End.
Summary, etc.: As his awfully exciting adventures continue, young Eddie Dickens finds himself grappling with a hot-air balloon and falling head-over-heels for a girl with a face like a camel's.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - # 2 April 2003
    Gr. 4-7. The second book in the Eddie Dickens trilogy finds the 12-year-old encountering yet another series of odd events and characters. First, he is awakened by an electric eel and Mad Uncle Jack asking him to help reload a coffin. A gas explosion, a meeting with the Great Zucchini (a magician, not a vegetable), and an encounter with escaped convicts follow. Then there are interactions with Even Madder Aunt Maude and Eddie's offbeat parents, with the whole shebang coming together in unexpected ways. Set in Victorian times, this sequel to A House Called Awful End [BKL N 1 02] once again features straight man Eddie, who is swept into absurdity and mayhem. Ardagh's prose is a blend of archaic elegance, silly puns, and direct address, with playful author and plot digressions: a character appears unexpectedly; story lines are dropped and picked up at whim; there are footnotes; and more. 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. ((Reviewed April 15, 2003)) Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews

Author Notes

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 children’s 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 anybody’s guess.

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 children’s 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 anybody’s guess.

Subject: Boys > Juvenile fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 1 of 1023 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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