Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder
Bestselling Norwegian mystery author Jo Nesbø enters the world of children’s books with Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder, the first book in this very funny middle-grade series. Filled with magic, wit, and bathroom humor, Doctor Proctor will keep boys and girls laughing until the end. Eleven-year-old... show more
Bestselling Norwegian mystery author Jo Nesbø enters the world of children’s books with Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder, the first book in this very funny middle-grade series. Filled with magic, wit, and bathroom humor, Doctor Proctor will keep boys and girls laughing until the end.
Eleven-year-old Nilly is new to the neighborhood, but he is quick to make friends: Doctor Proctor, an eccentric professor who invents wacky potions and powders; and brainy Lisa, who is always teased by the twin terrors Truls and Trym. All is good farty fun when Nilly and Lisa help Doctor Proctor develop his latest invention, a powder that makes you fart. The powder makes Nilly and Lisa VERY popular at school when they sell it for 50 cents a bag. (And they get revenge on Truls and Trym by giving them an extra-strength dose of fart powder that shoots them up into a tree!)
But when Doctor Proctor creates an industrial-strength version that can send people to outer space, the kids must go to great lengths to protect the invention and keep it out of the hands of their neighbors, who want to use the powder for evil purposes.
In the spirit of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket, Doctor Proctor offers a winning combination of humor, adventure, and absurdity that kids (of all ages) will love—proving that Jo Nesbø can keep you on the edge of the seat and make your sides split in equal measure.
Publish date: 2009-12-29
Pages no: 265
Edition language: English
Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo (you might have seen his books for adults) is the tale of a little girl and her new neighbor (a tiny boy with a big personality). They befriend a failed scientist (suitably eccentric) with many (unsuccessful and useless) inventions to his name (all more ridic...
Fun read. Nilly is a stable and well balance boy. He is also very smart and very small. He takes things like a child, face value and mindful. If adult could be more like him. Example for him keeping his cool. It is silly. When he become the side kick, he do test for the fart powder and it...
Have you ever: 'cut the cheese,' or 'let it rip,' experienced the 'silent but deadly,' or laughed out loud at the idiotic college ritual of 'lighting a match' to it, been prompted to 'pull my finger' or have accidentally 'stepped on a duck?' You must have, since you are an earthly lifeform and h...
Wieder habe ich einer Empfehlung folgend eine neue Kinderbuchreihe für mich entdeckt: Doktor Proktor! Jo Nesbø ist den meisten wohl eher durch seine Krimis ein Begriff, aber er hat sich auch an das für mein Empfinden schwierigere Genre der Kinderbücher gewagt und ja, er hat bestanden. :) Worum ge...
7/3/12 ** Well, this book didn't live up to my hopes. Jo Nesbo is Norwegian. He is perhaps better known for his series detective/thriller adult series about Harry Hole, which a friend described as "like the Dragon Tattoo books but not as dark." I respect that friend's taste in books, so I found Ne...