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A House Called Awful End
Eddie's parents are sick and the doctor has them doing some unusual things to get better. Eddie is sent to stay with an Aunt while his parents recover. This Aunt is as crazy as they come. His Aunt carries around a stuffed stout that she believes is real. She thinks Eddie should try acting and suggests acting as an orphan. This lands him in an orphanage called St. Horrids Ophanage. ...
Eddie Dickens and his parents have moved in to Awful End, Eddie's great aunt and uncle's house. Mad Uncle Jack built a tree-house made of fish in the garden, and Even Madder Aunt Maud is living in a parade float shaped like a hollow cow. On top of living with his insane relatives, Eddie must deal with a hearse that has mysteriously arrived in his driveway, a huge explosion that occurs when his father lights a cigar next to some escaped gas, a hot air b...
The Hieroglyphs Handbook
How much history of an ancient language and its writing can you get into a book, under a hundred pages, aimed at teens reading level, and leavened with cartoons? A good deal, as it turns out. This is without doubt a book to spark interest in real history in the young, and would probably make a good school text. History with humour is now something of an industry, and as Egyptian glyphs and art in general are close to cartoons already this book combines t...
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