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Another Whole Nother Story

Another Whole Nother Story

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The plan was simple. Ethan Cheeseman, along with his three smart, polite, and relatively odor-free children, would travel back in time to end a family curse and save their mother. Now that the LVR (a super-secret time machine) is working, it’s easy peasy. Except they didn’t account for one basic rule of science: Murphy’s Law — if something

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The plan was simple. Ethan Cheeseman, along with his three smart, polite, and relatively odor-free children, would travel back in time to end a family curse and save their mother. Now that the LVR (a super-secret time machine) is working, it’s easy peasy. Except they didn’t account for one basic rule of science: Murphy’s Law — if something can go wrong, it will.

The LVR crashes, with a meteor-sized hole in its roof. They’ve made it to 1668, but they’re stuck in the middle of nowhere, without a way back home, and someone thinks they’re weetches — er, witches. Could it get any worse? How about when they encounter a pirate ship, a haunted castle, and two mysterious visitors — one there to rescue the family, the other, mmm . . . not so much.

Our trusty narrator, Dr. Soup, has a ton of unsolicited advice for listeners but not a lot to say to help the Cheesemans. Just this one thing:

GOOD LUCK.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Claudia Mills
Dr. Cuthbert Hubert Egbert Soup (and, yes, the text is indeed copyrighted under the name of Dr. Cuthbert Soup) returns in this sequel to A Whole Nother Story with the next installment of the adventures of the time-traveling Cheeseman family (and the band of reformed pirates who accompany them, together with one wise-cracking stuffed sock monkey who offers his own pithy observations on everything), as they head to the year 1668, where they hope to be able to return a cursed goblet to its rightful owner before traveling to the more recent past to prevent the events that led to the murder of the three children's mother. Despite the macabre urgency of their mission, there is no more melancholy here than there is for Lemony Snicket's bereft Baudelaires. What the reader gets instead is a French-accented "weetch-catcher," a Danish-accented pseudo-duke, makeshift beards, a plagiarizing ghost, and frequent memos of unsolicited advice from Dr. Cuthbert himself: e.g, "If your psychic fox terrier growls at [a mysterious strange light racing across the sky], you had best run for the hills or, at the very least, hide behind some uncommonly fat orangutans" and "For those of you who choose to slip into the past, I hope very much that you do like what you find, because there is the very real possibility that you may be stuck there forever." The incessantly comic commentary is a bit hit-or-miss but over the course of these nonstop rollicking adventures, there are hits, and hilarity, aplenty. Reviewer: Claudia Mills, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—Picking up where A Whole Nother Story (2009) left off, this installment (2010, both Bloomsbury) in the Cheeseman family saga by Dr. Cuthbert Soup finds Ethan and his three children hurtling towards another adventure in their time machine, the Luminal Velocity Regulator (LVR). Their goal is to travel back in time to prevent the death of their beloved wife and mother. However, a glitch in the LVR has them crash-landing into the 17th century, where they have to outrun both witch-hunters and pirates in the midst of trying to figure out how to get back on track. Their journey ends as it began-eventfully—with a doppelganger duke from Denmark and a trip further back in time in the hopes that they can travel full circle back to where they began. This is a quirky, madcap tale, and Dick Hill does a hilarious job as narrator. He voices all characters deftly, moving seamlessly from an 8-year-old boy to a grizzled Scottish seaman to a Danish duke who can barely speak English. With such a variety of insane characters and Hill's ability to make them come alive, there are many laugh-out-loud moments. Although this title stands fairly well on its own, it is especially recommended for libraries where the first book is popular.—Amy Holland, Irondequoit Public Library, Rochester, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441875570
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
Whole Nother Story Series
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dr. Cuthbert Soup began his career as a stand-up comic, starting out on the stages of Seattle before moving to Los Angeles where he soon became a regular at the world famous Improv, which led to numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. During this time, he began writing a weekly humor column for the Seattle Times, and soon landed a syndication deal with United Media. He then turned his attention to screenwriting and has since worked for every major Hollywood studio. His film credits include the blockbuster hit, Ice Age: The Meltdown. He currently resides in Victoria,British Columbia where he writes books, movies and serves as Creative Director for Tall Ship Films.

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