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Horton Halfpott: Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset - Tom Angleberger, Ron Keith
Horton Halfpott: Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781449849054
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
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MargaretBolingMullin
MargaretBolingMullin rated it
5.0 Horton Halfpott: Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset
6/13/11 ** Day 17 Book 20 ** Just from the title, you can tell that this book is likely to be over the top; it's a spoof of Victorian adventures with the pure hero, multiple evil villains, numerous miscellaneous characters, and a mystery. The author includes many dryly humorous asides addressed to t...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
These works of faux Victoriana really grab me. Fans of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda should be prepared, this is nothing like that. This is more like The Wooden Mile. It's a Dickensian tale of a poor scullery boy, with dastardly plans that need thwarting, and many chances to prove clever and reso...
Lisa the Nerd
Lisa the Nerd rated it
in a sentence or so: Smugwick Manor is a kooky place with quirky people and mysterious happenings. events get an extra helping of crazy when M'Lady Luggertuck decides to not have her corset laced quite so tight, and The Loosening begins.Horton Halfpott is a kitchen boy at Smugwick Manor. his job, sa...
janawarnell
janawarnell rated it
Nicely done Tom Angleberger. A new entry into what I like to call the "Roald Dahl" genre. Read my review here.
A Rep Reading
A Rep Reading rated it
4.0 Horton Halfpott: Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset
Fun, middle grade read which riffs heavily on the Dickensian style and Victorian mystery. Horton Halfpott is an opportunity to introduce younger readers to literary form in an ingeniously funny way. Highly recommended.
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