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Star-Crossed Rascals: Adventures of Rascals, Polly and Gertie. Paperback – May 29, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 86 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1460977025
  • ISBN-13: 978-1460977026
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 4.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,422,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Using my memories as a seven-year-old, I wrote this story and turned it into a fictitious children's book for reluctant readers. I enjoyed the trip down memory lane and most things in this story, I did, however the ending is totally fictitious. As this was the first book I ever wrote, I was surprised to receive so many five-star reviews, but so pleased. I was also surprised to get so many sales from middle-aged women and also pensioners in retirement villages. I guess they liked the slap-stick humour and that the story is a quick read. Though the book is also light and easy to hold. I also drew the illustrations, surprising myself as I didn't know I could draw.

With the success of the first book in the Rascals Series, I wrote a second one. The second book is called: Rascals Sing at The Opera House. This story also contains mischievous and gross things that I did and true memories of my childhood, though the ending is totally fictitious also. I enjoyed doing my own illustrations again, but this time they were more complicated and they took longer to draw than to write the story. Though I loved doing the drawings as it was quite relaxing. I'll be writing more books in this series, hopefully they will be enjoyed as much the first two.

About the Author

Patricia Puddle is the author of Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy, Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot, Star-Crossed Rascals, and Rascals Sing at The Opera House. Patricia lives with her husband in the middle of a forest near the sea. When writing her stories, she loves to sit in her garden where the kangaroos graze on the grass and their joey's bounce around their mothers.

More About the Author

Patricia Puddle lives in the middle of a forest with her husband where she writes and publishes Fantasy Romance and Children's Books. So far Patricia has written three books in her Ominous Series: Fallen Angel (The Prequel), Nathaniel Teen Angel (Book One), and Ominous Love (Book Two). At present she is writing (Book Three) Ominous Angel.

Patricia used her memories of being a mischievous seven-year-old to write and illustrate her Rascals Series: Star-Crossed Rascals & Rascals Sing at The Opera House.

Volunteering for a wildlife rescue charity gave Patricia inspiration to write Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot.

Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy is about a little bald girl who gets bullied at school. This children's fantasy story just popped into her head.

Stay tuned for more books by Patricia Puddle.

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The illustrations are wonderful.
Juliet
I highly recommend it for both kids and adults, and will read more of this very talented writer.
Scott
It is really quite funny, actually hilarious in parts.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Williams on August 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
Wasn't quite sure how this book would be. It was actually really quite funny and kept you laughing. My daughter was rolling. I enjoyed it as well. Cute book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Adams on June 15, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Got this book for my child as a bedtime story. This is a great read for both mothers and daughter. I loved the story and the humor. The two girls were adorable and so naughty and really reminded me of my childhood. It certainly inspired my child to read again after a period during which she found it hard to be interested in any story. Would really recommend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By wanitajump on December 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
Great story!
Entertaining, unpredictable and perfect for the child (in all of us). Wonderful middle grade - chapter story that kids and adults will enjoy. Polly is an adorable little child, who we get watch grow up in a little snippet of her life. I can't wait to read her next adventure.
highly recommend!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By wanitajump on June 17, 2011
Format: Paperback
Great story!
Entertaining, unpredictable and perfect for the child (in all of us). Wonderful middle grade - chapter story that kids and adults will enjoy. Polly is an adorable little child, who we get watch grow up in a little snippet of her life. I can't wait to read her next adventure.
highly recommend!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott on June 15, 2011
Format: Paperback
When Polly's parents leave to spend the week with an ill relative, Polly's stuck with mean Auntie. Auntie's not a nice person at all; she's bitter, angry and likes to hand out plenty of chores. And worst of all, she's the most awful cook in the world. The only thing Polly looks forward to is spending her free time with her best friend, Gertie. After a misfortunate accident in the kitchen, Auntie grounds Polly, but Polly's a confident little thing and won't accept not meeting her friend, so she sneaks out, after which the girls go through one adventure after another. Star Crossed Rascals is a magical story that captures the voice of a young girl so well I thought I was actually seeing little Polly in front of my eyes. I was left sad and wanting for more after finishing the novel. The girls' mischief is beyond hilarious and unfortunate events kept me wanting to turn the page. I highly recommend it for both kids and adults, and will read more of this very talented writer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Reviewer on June 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
My daughter got this book as a gift from a friend. My daughter loves it! And so do I.

Best Friends Forever - Gertie and Polly are best friends. One day, they get into big trouble with a bubble gum fiasco. Polly's parents might have handled it differently, but they are out of town and Polly is left in the care of Auntie. Auntie bans Polly and Gertie from playing together ever again. Polly is horrified. How can she live without her 'bestest' friend? She sneaks out to see her and the dynamic duo get into a world of trouble that will have you rolling on the ground. I never stopped laughing at Polly's luck. And Auntie isn't very happy either. Auntie is mean and has no tolerance for children. Polly clashes with her every step of the way. When Polly gets herself into another disaster, she and Gertie have one last adventure that will change both of their lives forever.

This was an awesome, well-written children's story that everyone will love. It will encourage your child to read. My daughter couldn't stop turning the pages as she dove into the world of Polly and Gertie. This book was creative, funny, and a wonderful tale of friendship. I definitely recommend it!!!! And so does my eight-year old daugher! We just had a blast reading it together.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alice Kay on March 25, 2011
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Reading Star-Crossed Rascals by Patricia Puddle is like walking down memory lane. Every little girl and every big girl (and boy too) can relate to Polly and/or Gertie. The innocence and curiosity of these girls will definitely bring smiles to your face. This story is filled with twists and turns that keeps you guessing until the very end. You'll feel sorry for Polly and at the same time you'll laugh too. She gets into trouble at every second with Auntie. Poor Polly. And then, there's Gertie, Polly's bestest friend. I believe every child has a bestest friend and this brings back memory of my childhood. Polly and Gertie did almost everything together, including the good and the bad. They get into trouble but they stick together to the very end. And the life-saver bubble gum! Who would have thought... Brilliant ending:)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott on January 5, 2011
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When Polly's parents leave to spend the week with an ill relative, Polly's stuck with mean Auntie. Auntie's not a nice person at all; she's bitter, angry and likes to hand out plenty of chores. And worst of all, she's the most awful cook in the world. The only thing Polly looks forward to is spending her free time with her best friend, Gertie. After a misfortunate accident in the kitchen, Auntie grounds Polly, but Polly's a confident little thing and won't accept not meeting her friend, so she sneaks out, after which the girls go through one adventure after another. Star Crossed Rascals is a magical story that captures the voice of a young girl so well I thought I was actually seeing little Polly in front of my eyes. I was left sad and wanting for more after finishing the novel. The girls' mischief is beyond hilarious and unfortunate events kept me wanting to turn the page. I highly recommend it for both kids and adults, and will read more of this very talented writer.
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