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What on earth is a Whangdoodle? A "fanciful creature of undefined nature," it was also once the wisest, kindest, most fun-loving living thing in the world--until people stopped believing in it. When that lack of faith became widespread, the last of the really great Whangdoodles created a special land full of extraordinary creatures: furry Flukes, the sly High-Behind Splintercat, and the wonderful Whiffle Bird. But when an open-minded professor--the one adult who still believes in the Whangdoodle--joins forces with three children with active imaginations, they become an unstoppable team on a fantastic and sometimes terrifying journey to Whangdoodleland.
Readers who have explored Narnia, Oz, or Willy Wonka's chocolate factory will be thrilled at this new destination--a marvelous land that will inspire and stimulate creative and scientific minds. And who better to expose young readers to new ways of seeing, smelling, and hearing than Julie (Andrews) Edwards of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music fame? Her lively and clever style pulls readers along effortlessly; she, like the professor, is one grownup who can teach children never to close their minds to possibility. (Ages 9 to 12)
"A book many children are going to love." -- -- Publishers WeeklySee all Editorial Reviews
My 8 year old had read this as a class more than a year ago as a class project. He loves it so much & wants us to reread!Published 2 months ago by MTcanyncrittr
This is, by far, one of my favorite books ever. I first read it when I was in the fifth grade or so, a little over 20 years ago. Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. Tiedeman
I read this book in forth grade and I still love it can't wait for it to come in the mail!!!!!Published 2 months ago by Jennifer knighten
When I was in 3rd grade my teacher read a little bit of this story every day. We moved to a new town mid year & I always wondered how this story ended. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tina D.