The Curious Misadventures Of Feltus Ovalton

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458754929
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/11/2010
  • Pages: 478
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Mysterious

    Exciting, magical, suspenseful, and wonderful.




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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2006

    weird and wonderful fantasy!

    This hilarious, wacky fantasy was unlike any I¿ve ever read. Oh sure it has elements of Roald Dahl- surreal scenes, dark humor- but the hero, Feltus Ovalton LeRoi, seemed so real and flawed in a good way. If magic suddenly entered your world, if everything you knew turned topsy-turvy, how would you react? We¿d all like to believe that we would be brave and generous but the truth is we¿d probably be scared and whiny and more inclined to hide in the corner. It was fun to read a book from the point of view of someone who was grumpy, selfish and not always nice plus in the end he almost acted heroic despite himself. The book was full of strange and weirdly wonderful characters and creatures. It played on prejudices most of us have, and at the end of it the reader realizes along with Feltus himself that sometimes heroes come in the shape of huge sentient toads, PoodleRats, smelly old ladies and petulant bad-tempered boys, and that magic can be found under a table or in a toilet bowl.

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