Dreadful Acts (Eddie Dickens Trilogy Series #2)
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Dreadful Acts (Eddie Dickens Trilogy Series #2)

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by Philip Ardagh, David Roberts
     
 

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Ah, life is never easy for Eddie Dickens. In this brave and hearty installment of the Eddie Dickens Trilogy, he narrowly avoids being blown up, trampled by horses, hit by a hot-air balloon, and arrested - only to find himself falling heels over head for a girl with a face like a camel's. He also falls into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts. They have…  See more details below

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Ah, life is never easy for Eddie Dickens. In this brave and hearty installment of the Eddie Dickens Trilogy, he narrowly avoids being blown up, trampled by horses, hit by a hot-air balloon, and arrested - only to find himself falling heels over head for a girl with a face like a camel's. He also falls into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts. They have "a little job" for him to do. All the old favorites are here - including Mad Uncle Jack and Malcolm (or it is Sally?) the stuffed stoat - along with some worrying-looking new ones. A good time will be had by all. Except Eddie.

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The House at Awful End author Philip Ardagh returns with a witty second act in the Eddie Dickens Trilogy. After Eddie meets the Great Zucchini, an escapologist whose greatest performance wish is to escape a buried coffin, the GZ's assistant makes a sudden crash landing next to them a hot-air balloon. Eddie learns that the balloon has been swiped from world-famous photographer Wolfe Tablet -- who's been trying to learn the Zucchini's secrets -- and when the "Peelers" (make that, police) show up to cart them all off to Grimpen Jail, the lad devises a plan to get his chums free. Fans of Ardagh's first Dickens book will be in stitches over the second. With Eddie, the stoat, and plenty of zany characters -- along with enough loony antics to make your head spin -- Ardagh's Dreadful Acts is anything but dreadful!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439537605
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Eddie Dickens Trilogy Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Dreadful Acts

Book Two in the Eddie Dickens Trilogy
By Ardagh, Philip

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Copyright © 2003 Ardagh, Philip
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0805071555

Eddie found himself being lifted up by the neck, something that'd only been done to him once before (by a not-so-charming woman called Mrs. Cruel-Streak) and that hadn't been half so frightening as it was now, having it done by an escaped convict in a cave, up on the misty moors when no one knew where he was. --from Dreadful Act


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Meet the Author

Philip Ardagh is over six feet seven inches tall with a big bushy beard. Not only is he very large and very hairy, but he has also written around sixty children’s books for all ages. Currently a full-time writer living with a wife and two cats in a seaside town somewhere in England, he has been—among other things—an advertising copywriter, a hospital cleaner, a (highly unqualified) librarian, and a reader for the blind.

David Roberts is so busy drawing pictures that no one is really sure what he looks like. We do know that he has illustrated several books for children and lives somewhere in England, but whether his home is near the sea or not is anybody’s guess.

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Dreadful Acts (Eddie Dickens Trilogy Series #2) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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It was ok. I guess if you like books about history then you'll like it.