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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 900L (What's this?)
  • Series: Heck (Book 7)
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling; Reissue edition (September 23, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307981886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307981882
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #862,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Author Basye himself dies (of writer’s cramp) and so joins teen protagonists Marlo and Milton Fauster as they discover that mad Vice Principal Lewis Carroll has concocted a scheme to rewrite all of creation using a Tower of Babble. Meanwhile, the Fausters find themselves on rival teams in a reality-game-style War of the Words in the circle of Heck where mouthy kids go and face a string of challenges from a deep sar-chasm to encounters with ravening Where, Who, What, When, and Why Wolves. The series continues to pun-ish readers relentlessly in its seventh episode. Readers will anticipate the eighth circle of Heck. Grades 4-7. --John Peters --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

DALE E. BASYE has been a journalist, film critic, and publisher of an arts and entertainment newspaper. He lives with his wife and son in Portland, Oregon. 

BOB DOB draws inspiration from painter Edward Hopper, classic Disney, and film noir. He lives in Redondo Beach, California, where he draws, paints, and drinks coffee all day. 

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The idea for Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go came to me where most of my ideas come from: that area just behind the eyes and somewhere, approximately, between the ears. Of course, every story needs what is commonly referred to as a protagonist. That is, a hero, or-at the very least-someone whom the reader can relate to in some way while serving as a guide through a host of unpleasant, fantastical circumstances. Often, the protagonist mirrors the author, not for any significant reason other than it's much easier for the author (fewer things to make up) while giving him/her the perfect excuse to write about himself/herself. Ever the overachiever, I decided to have two protagonists-hardly a "novel" idea-but it allowed me to write through my dual selves-the ever cautious, perpetually in-his-head Milton, and the tart, impulse-control-challenged Marlo.

Preadolescence can feel like an eternity when you're in it, but you actually get through it fairly unscathed, though your body and voice may soon be rendered unrecognizable. This complete freakishness is normal. So let laughter and perseverance be your best and most trusted bodyguards, providing loyal service without even demanding your lunch money in return.

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I encourage every reader to take this adventure with Milton and Marlo Fauster and their creepy, caustic comrades.
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Which is where, by the way, Dale E. Basye is no doubt going due to the sheer volume of groan worthy puns in this book.
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This book is a okay book, with lots of mind-scrabbling word challenges. all the characters seem to be good with words.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Song TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 24, 2014
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We've been hooked since the first book - read these in order for maximum enjoyment. Heck turns scary things silly and puns into adventure. Since we are short on space, I've had to reduce my books to just a couple of bookcases :-( , and this series is one that earns it's way on a shelf! I buy these for the Kindle too so there's no fighting over who reads it first. These are the ONLY books that we buy in BOTH hard cover and kindle format.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EllenE on February 5, 2014
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Can't wait for the next one couldn't put this down!! Great book for anyone to read will not forget this:)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elevine on January 22, 2014
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My son and I are huge Heck fans and battle for each new book as soon as it arrives. Mama always wins because mama is bigger and can run faster.

As much as I love the wit that Dale E. Basye brings to each of his books, I do have to say though that Wise Acres really goes to new heights, er, depths, of creativity and is perhaps even more fun for adults (my son hasn't had the joy of "Through the Looking Glass") who will understand Mr. Basye's humour and sheer brilliance. I encourage every reader to take this adventure with Milton and Marlo Fauster and their creepy, caustic comrades. If you have a few funkadelic brain cells, you will adore the Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go books, but ESPECIALLY Wise Acres!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NW Reader on June 29, 2014
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This is the latest in the Heck series. You can tell the author has changed some things in the story from what originally was happening in the earlier books of the series. Didn't care for that.
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