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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 and up
  • Grade Level: 6 and up
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada (May 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385660804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385660808
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,407,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Funny in a twisted way. . . . Engaging.” -The Magazine

“Magnificent. . . . Rapid-fire repartee, puns, and wordplay grace almost every page. . . . Anyone who reads [Milrose Munce] is guaranteed to laugh out loud.” - Books in Canada

“Absolutely flawless. A cunningly subversive young-adult novel from one of the only living writers of English who knows how to craft a sentence.” - Joseph Suglia, author of Watch Out


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About the Author

Douglas Anthony Cooper is the author of two critically acclaimed novels for adults, Delirium and Amnesia. An author, playwright, photographer, web designer, and artist, his writing and photography have appeared in New York Magazine, Wired, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and The Village Voice. He has won several national awards in the US and in Canada for his feature-length articles.

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Customer Reviews

The author is very witty and clever.
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We would both recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fun book.
Kindy Kat
Lots of good words to develop vocabulary.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By lisasiouxfalls on July 22, 2009
Format: Paperback
Length: 5:05 Mins
My nine year-old son LOVES Milrose Munce, and since I heard it doesn't have a US publisher yet, we made a quick video interview as encouragement. Ian thinks Milrose Munce would make a great series -- and I agree. Smart, funny, Milrose and his friends Deeply Damaged Dave and Arabella do what we all long to -- take on the squares, and win.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 30, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
4 full disclosure im a 12 year old guy. this book is really awesome. my mom actually MADE me read it which is usually BAD but this book is serious funny. it pretty much has everything, magic, ghosts, girls. its unrealistic because uh there are really torn up ghosts running arounfd a school that a guy and his girlfriend can see but its also mega realistic at the same time because its just u know like any other school. if you have to read something for school or something i would pick this book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael Morgan on May 2, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Douglas Anthony Cooper's book is truly a wonderful book. I downloaded the Kindle edition and found myself wrapped up in the story within minutes. I only wish I hadn't read it so fast! I guess I'll just have to read it again, so I can re-enter the world of Milrose Munce.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Townsend on May 20, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The story is great. The characters are fun, quirky and entertaining. Where this book truly shines is the language. A lot of YA fiction seems to strive for Hemmingway simplicity in vocabulary and in many cases talks down to its audience. This one pulls out the GRE rolodex and makes no apologies.

Repeatedly, I found myself amazed at the masterful use of the English language. Mr. Cooper paints a masterpiece of words as assuredly as master painters fill a canvas with color and form.

If you don't have a kindle (to look up words) you may want to keep a dictionary handy. For me half of the fun was the author's ability challenge me with new words (that always upon lookup revealed themselves to be the perfect choice). I found myself using the dictionary function a lot but it was fun (like a detective story on the side).

Want your kid to improve his chances at a high vocabulary score for the SAT/ACT? Give them this book and they'll have so much fun they won't even realize they're learning.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Staboom on May 27, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I've always been a huge fan of demented, humorous gothic, and this

book is now at the top of my list when I have to recommend books to my

demented friends. Incredibly funny, and deeply creepy, Milrose Munce

reminds me of the greatly missed Charles Addams cartoons in the New

Yorker. This is certainly not just a "children's book" - the writer

is a stylist, and while kids will probably adore the novel, they're

not likely to appreciate just how well it's written.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Janice Dromgoole on June 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I am a serious devotee of Oscar Wilde, so I'm always excited to see a Wilde quotation at the front of a novel. Even more satisfying is to find that the book lives up to the glorious silliness of Earnest. This is a completely ridiculous novel - the highest praise I can think of.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DelusionalAngel VINE VOICE on June 22, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
For those of you who prefer the DVD Director's cut of a movie to the theatrical version - this is kind of what that is, in Milrose book format. Some of it is very subtle, while other chapters are essentially re-written with all new scenes added. Knowing that I'd want to review this and having a horrific memory I broke out the original so that I could compare the two, here and there when I found myself asking myself "Hmm, is this part a little different?" What did I find? Yes, there are parts that were edited so subtly that you'd have to either have the book memorized or be comparing them side by side to notice. On the other hand, many of the edits were so obvious that even with said bad memory, I recognized immediately they were in fact edits - no need to compare the two editions to jog my memory as the entire chapter felt new to me. Never fear, it's still the same Milrose you loved if you read the original (you did love him didn't you?) -- it's just MORE of him and some new... well you'll have to read it to find out what the new is.

So is it worth buying the "Expanded" Version of Milrose?
- If you haven't read Milrose and have been at all considering reading it - YES this is the version to read.

- If you loved the original edition of Milrose - YES, the extras are worth it, I'm not disappointed that I bumped it to the top of my to read list.

- If you were only so-so about the first book - You can probably pass on this one as it's not going to be enough to change your mind about the book.

For me? I'm impressed enough with this book and author that I've already offered to buy a copy for someone else, if that tells you anything.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Susan Pett on April 30, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help is categorized as a "Young Adult" book, but is no more a true YA book than the Harry Potter series is. Cooper's descriptive prose, witty dialogue and evocative adolescent angst is dead-on and very, very funny. Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help so well worth reading, and getting virtually dog-eared. Read Milrose. It's all the Professional Help you'll need.
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