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The Curious Misadventures Of Feltus Ovalton

The Curious Misadventures Of Feltus Ovalton

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by Jo Treggiari
     
 

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Ever since he and his parents moved to the city, Feltus Ovalton LeRoi has been hiding out in his room, reading comics, wishing for something - anything - to happen to his miserable life. When, with a loud ''Wex Lethoo Radok!'' (and much to his mother's horror) his gibberish-speaking, odd-smelling, toad-keeping, mashed-potato-and-tin-foil-hat-wearing Great-Aunt Eunida

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Ever since he and his parents moved to the city, Feltus Ovalton LeRoi has been hiding out in his room, reading comics, wishing for something - anything - to happen to his miserable life. When, with a loud ''Wex Lethoo Radok!'' (and much to his mother's horror) his gibberish-speaking, odd-smelling, toad-keeping, mashed-potato-and-tin-foil-hat-wearing Great-Aunt Eunida appears ... and everything changes.Feltus discovers a secret entrance to another world under his dining room table, and befriends a persecuted race of noble PoodleRats, who claim he is their savior. As other parallel worlds start to collide with mixed results, Feltus finds himself shoved into the unlikely role of hero. Suddenly, parents who ignore him and bullies at school are the least of his problems! Does his peculiar great-aunt hold the answers? And could it be true that there is a tiny bit of magic in Feltus Ovalton's blood?

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School Library Journal
Gr 4�6
Feltus Ovalton LeRoi, 11, has moved from his old home into a new apartment, far away from his best friend, and he hates his new school. His socialite parents are emotionally distant and seem not to care about anything but their work. Bullies pick on him, and Feltus picks on a boy who's less fortunate than he is. However, when his seemingly crazy Great-Aunt Eunida shows up with her gluttonous appetite and penchant for muttering strange expressions, Feltus is glad that something is ruffling the nerves of his parents. Soon after, a group of intelligent, furry but starving PoodleRats (often disguised as dust bunnies in this world) enters the LeRois' apartment through a portal, convinced that the protagonist can help them defeat the enemies of their world. The narrative is filled with vivid descriptions of places and sensations, but falters under the weight of confusing character names, irregular transitions, and a surfeit of overly familiar expressions.
—Farida S. DowlerCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781458754929
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date:
06/11/2010
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.96(d)

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“...quirky, memorable characters...action-packed plot and importantly, a sense of humor. Sophisticated and imaginative...the ideal book for smart kids...”
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Meet the Author

Author Jo Treggiari was born in London, England, and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She started revising classic fairy tales at age eight, making the baddies really, really bad, and giving the princesses more grit. Jo spent several years in San Francisco, where she trained as a boxer, wrote for punk magazines, and owned her own record label. She now lives in Woodstock, New York, with her husband, Marcus, and son, Milo, and still enjoys shadow boxing when she's not working at her local bookstore.

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