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Fred and Anthony Meet the Heinie Goblins from the Black Lagoon
     

Fred and Anthony Meet the Heinie Goblins from the Black Lagoon

by Elise Primavera
 

Fred and Anthony plan to spend summer vacation in Fred's basement, watching horror movies and eating Pez and Chex Mix.  Instead, the boys are shipped off to Camp Plenty Wampum, where their nights are spent shivering around a sputtering campfire listening to stories about the camp's notorious Burnt Marshmallow Mummy.

Things start looking up the day their

Overview

Fred and Anthony plan to spend summer vacation in Fred's basement, watching horror movies and eating Pez and Chex Mix.  Instead, the boys are shipped off to Camp Plenty Wampum, where their nights are spent shivering around a sputtering campfire listening to stories about the camp's notorious Burnt Marshmallow Mummy.

Things start looking up the day their canoe sinks in Lake Gitchi Lagooni, and Fred and Anthony discover that it is really the infamous Black Lagoon-and another portal to the Netherworld.  The boys decide to make some wampum of their own by giving guided tours.  They even meet a cute, harmless little fellow called a Heinie Goblin who entertains the kids, and soon Fred and Anthony are raking in the dough.

But when a couple of the more tender-hearted girls take the Heinie Goblin back to camp, the creature begins to multiply by the hundreds and mayhem ensues.  In no time, Camp Plenty Wampum looks more like Camp Plenty Heinie Goblins, and Fred and Anthony once again find themselves in plenty big trouble!

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School Library Journal

Gr 2-4

Snack-glutton slackers Fred and Anthony, two pals with a penchant for stumbling into the Netherworld, are back. Despite their plan to spend the summer watching horror movies and gorging on Chex Mix and Pez, they are sent to Camp Plenty Wampum, a bedbug-infested sham of a camp run by two thuggish con artists and haunted by a mummy and a sheet-shorting ghost. While canoeing on the lake, the boys find themselves once again falling into the Netherworld, where they encounter the aptly named Heinie Goblins (yes, they are drawn with bare bottoms) who seem sweet but soon cause big problems. A madcap melee ensues, with more creatures joining the fray. Characters are drawn with a sharp, manic line that complements the slapstick tone. This is a graphic novel/chapter book hybrid where cartoon art and speech bubbles outweigh the text and easy laughs pepper the plot. Fred and Anthony are far from being the heirs apparent to Captain Underpants, but they'll do in a pinch for a read-alike suggestion.-Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786836826
Publisher:
Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date:
01/22/2008
Series:
Fred and Anthony Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

ELISE PRIMAVERA has illustrated many books for children, including the bestselling Auntie Claus, which she also wrote, and Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen, which was honored with the Christopher Award. She lives in New Jersey.

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