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A Whole Nother Story Paperback – September 28, 2010
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"If I could give you all just one word of advice, it would be... well, an incomplete sentence. Besides being grammatically iffy, I'm sure you'd agree that a single word of advice is rarely of much use. Even the phrase 'Look out!' (which could prove to be life-saving advice--especially where large falling objects or missing manhole covers are concerned) is two words.
"To simply shout out 'Look!' to a friend as a tuba falls from a ninth-story window toward his unsuspecting head will, at best, only serve to make sure he gets a good look at the tuba before it parades him, unceremoniously, into the sidewalk."
I have to say, any author who can use "parade" as a verb in quite that way is a man after my own heart. Assuming the author is a man--who knows? A Whole Nother Story is very much in the vein of Lemony Snickett as far as having a goofy invented author/narrator, odd interpositions, and a tongue-in-cheek tone.
Cuthbert Soup introduces himself and then the true heroes of our story: Mr. Ethan Cheeseman and, more important, his three children, who have no friends despite being "smart, pleasant, witty, attractive, polite, and relatively odor free." But their father is one of those handy fictional characters who has invented a very dangerous machine, the subject of a search by a super-secret government agency, spies from an Eastern European country, and the representatives of an evil corporation. In fact, one of those groups arranged the death of Mrs. Olivia Cheeseman two years earlier.Read more ›
In this second installment, he and his three children have just arrived in the pre-colonial countryside. Although they are coping with the death of their mother (his wife) and repeatedly find themselves in dangerous situations, the author has the family responding with humor and excitement as they move forward in time.
While adults may raise their eyebrows at the fifth grade humor (not crude), the jokes sent my grandson reeling and reading aloud to whomever was in the room. I also liked that the author infused the story with a loving altruism that made the characters both responsible and appealing.
The first installment is available on Kindle for $1.79 so I hope this edition will soon follow suit.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great story! Our whole family enjoyed it and it's perfect for reading aloud.Published 11 months ago by Buffy
It was hilarious and not inappropriate and perfect for everyone who likes books to bad for me that the next book in the series costs 6.00Published 11 months ago by Hayley
Oh my gosh. This book was absolutely amazing. I loved every minute of it and I can wait for the next.Published 16 months ago by Brigid Carlin
My 9-year old son and I just finished reading the last of this trilogy and all three are fantastic. These books are all hilarious, action-packed, entertaining and super creative... Read morePublished 17 months ago by sbc