(If you’re looking for information about the giveaway I will post it below.)
The author states that he was inspired by Dickens and it shows. Horton Halfpott is a lowly, good-hearted kitchen boy who finds himself thrust into a story filled with: A stolen diamond, snooping stable boys, a famous detective, the disappearance of a valuable wig, love, pickle eclairs, unbridled Evil, and the Black Deeds of the Shipless Pirates. This is a fun book.(If you’re still looking for information about the giveaway I will post it below, it’s almost time.)
Tom Angleberger’s latest, loopiest middle-grade novel begins when M’Lady Luggertuck loosens her corset (it’s never been loosened before!), thereby setting off a chain of events in which all the strict rules of Smugwick Manor are abandoned. When, as a result of “the Loosening,” the precious family heirloom, the Luggertuck Lump (quite literally a lump), goes missing, the Luggertucks look for someone to blame. Is it Horton Halfpott, the good-natured but lowly kitchen boy who can’t tell a lie? Or one of the many colorful cast members in this silly romp of a mystery.
(Not quite yet, but we’re getting closer)
- This book with is a great read with short, fast paced chapters, slapstick humor and humorous asides.
- This book will appeal to both boys and girls alike.
- The windows on the book cover glow in the dark!
- Once again the author has created a fun irreverent book with a lot of heart.
For more information about Horton Halfpott, check out the official website. For more information about author Tom Angleberger, check out the following websites: Berger & Burger orThe Strange Case of Origami Yoda. If your a fan of Origami Yoda and can’t wait for more, your in luck, Darth Paper Strikes Back is scheduled for release September 2011.
And now it’s time for the BIG GIVEAWAY!
Author Tom Angleberger has graciously agreed to offer an original drawing of the winner’s favorite character.
Or if you don’t have a favorite yet, he’ll do a Portrait of M’Lady.
What do I need to do to win the fabulous prize, you say? Simply respond and let us know whether you think the Luggertuck Lump is truly a diamond or a lump of rock.
In this case cheating is encouraged and you will find the answer by reading Horton Halfpott. We will select a winner at random on May 20th, so you procrastinators out there only have 10 days to respond.
So lump of rock or diamond? Which one do you think it is?
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