Fred and Anthony's Escape from the Netherworld

Fred and Anthony's Escape from the Netherworld

by Elise Primavera, Esile Arevamirp
     
 

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 When Fred and Anthony are faced with their unfinished history project, they come up with a great idea: pay someone else to do it.  There's just one problem: they have no money.  Luckily, they have plenty of schemes for making quick dough.  So, after a paralyzing case of writer's block forces them to abandon careers as best-selling

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 When Fred and Anthony are faced with their unfinished history project, they come up with a great idea: pay someone else to do it.  There's just one problem: they have no money.  Luckily, they have plenty of schemes for making quick dough.  So, after a paralyzing case of writer's block forces them to abandon careers as best-selling authors, they ride around town on their skateboards, trying to get "old people" to hire them.

 

But Fred and Anthony never imagined that in their quest to avoid work, they would stumble into a portal to the Netherworld, where terrifying (or just plain wacky) encounters with ghosts, monsters, and other paranormal creatures eerily echo the plots of their favorite horror movies . . .

 

 We're launching with two titles and following with one a season thereafter.

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Kirkus Reviews
Aimed squarely at Captain Underpants fans, this mixed-format romp introduces two lads who decide to solve their cash-flow problems by becoming fabulously rich authors like J.K. Rowling. Instead, they fall down a shaft into the counterpane Netherworld, where "Dr. Nietsneknarf," DDS and his slobbery minion "Rogi" reveal plans to use their brains to create "boy-brain creatures-the world will no longer be safe from slackers and gingivitis! Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!" Running into, and then away from, a werewolf, a vampire and several "graveyards with dead trees with blood and guts hanging off them," Fred and Anthony make their way home accompanied by a ghost with literary pretensions. Expertly blending short blocks of text with pages from a Netherworld travel guide and quick-sketch cartoon panels, Primavera-or "Arevamirp"-never lets up on either the laughs or the helter-skelter action. A series kickoff with kicks galore. (Fantasy. 9-11)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786836789
Publisher:
Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date:
08/07/2007
Series:
Fred and Anthony Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.24(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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