Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger

Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger

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by Kevin Bolger, Stephen Gilpin
     
 

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Things really stink in the Kingdom of Armpit. King Reginald the Not Very Realistic has had it up to here with his practical joker of a son Prince Harry. Even Sir Bedwetter can?t take the prince?s Royal Clowning Around!

Enter Sir Fartsalot?the bravest, boldest, er, most potent knight in all the land! He?s on a quest to solve the riddle of the Foul West Wind?a

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Things really stink in the Kingdom of Armpit. King Reginald the Not Very Realistic has had it up to here with his practical joker of a son Prince Harry. Even Sir Bedwetter can?t take the prince?s Royal Clowning Around!

Enter Sir Fartsalot?the bravest, boldest, er, most potent knight in all the land! He?s on a quest to solve the riddle of the Foul West Wind?a ghastly odor that turns up whenever danger is lurking. Prince Harry decides to play the biggest, boogeriest prank of all time! He convinces Sir Fartsalot that The Booger, a frightful and repulsive villain, is on the prowl. But when a real Booger turns up, Harry, Sir Fartsalot and the knight?s old buddy Sir Knotaclew must set out on a hilarious quest to rid the world of the Snotty Scoundrel, once and for all!

Editorial Reviews

Ottawa Citizen
Teacher Kevin Bolger knows what young readers like. . . Just the book to make boys eager to turn the pages.
The New Yorkers online books blog
If your little boy doesn't like to read, give him a copy of Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger.
Quill and Quire
Don Quixote for nine-year-olds, filtered through Captain Underpants and Monty Python . . . Entertaining and fun.
Young Adult (and Kids) Books Central
Amazingly well-written chapter book that balances the silly with the story. . . A winner and surefire entertainer. Teachers, take note!
Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
What boy would not pick this book up when the hero is called Sir Fartsalot? Admit it, you smiled when you read the title. In the Kingdom of Armpit, a prince called Harry is very nerve wracking and drives the king to such despair that he sends his son on a quest with a knight called Sir Fartsalot. Their assignment is to find the reason the West wind often blows a foul odor. Of course the reader will learn that this often occurs after Sir Fartsalot eats a meal containing nothing but raw turnips. Hmmn, do you think this might have something to do with it? Prince Henry is not happy that his father is making him go and decides to tell Sir Fartsalot that the real problem is caused by the evil Booger. Ahh, here we have a prank being played that is going to get Prince Henry in tons of trouble. On their journey, Sir Fartsalot encounters a woman who cannot believe her ears when she is told they are looking for Booger. She repeats the word and accidentally says, "Bookers?" At once Sir Fartsalot thinks there is more than one Booger. Okay, have you heard enough yet? This is a fun book to read and I am almost embarrassed to admit that I laughed out loud in several places. My son would be proud of me. It is a book that you just have to keep reading. The reader will also enjoy how Prince Harry gets himself out of the trouble he got in when he told Sir Fartsalot they were after Booger. Sometimes a book is just meant for a boy and this is one of them. There is really no lesson to be learned, but there is nothing wrong with reading a book just because it is funny. I do highly recommend this book. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595142849
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
11/25/2009
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
626,108
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Bolger teaches reading and writing to children from grades 2 to 6 in Ottawa, Canada. He spends every workday reading great kids books with actual kids, which naturally made him want to make one of his own. Books, that is.

As a writer, he has published short humor pieces with McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and several Canadian dailies, and book reviews with the Toronto Star and The Globe & Mail.

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Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
SIR FARTSALOT HUNTS THE BOOGER. I've admitted before that I'm a sucker for a catchy title, and really, can a title get more catchy than that?!

Young Prince Harry of Armpit (get it?) has finally worked his father's last nerve. Now, he's been ordered to accompany a noble knight named Sir Fartsalot on a quest to find the source of the Foul West Wind, which mysteriously and frequently emits omens not long after Sir Fartsalot has finished a meal of turnips.

Since he must tag along, the prankster, Prince Harry, successfully convinces Sir Fartsalot he must track the latest and greatest threat to the Kingdom of Armpit -- the evil Booger.

Yes, I know, groans all around. But, just wait, there is a saving grace. The writing. Debut novelist Kevin Bolger plays with words the way his fabulous main character plays pranks -- brilliantly!

Bolger convinces the reader to turn just one more page. To find out what happens in the castle full of maiden princesses on the prowl, what happens in the Enchanted Forest, and how Harry of Armpit will get himself out of the mess he's created.

Every pun has a meaning and every meaning has a purpose in this fantastic chapter book that's fun for all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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He could have just ate th booger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We read this book as a bedtime story for my twin boys, age 8. They loved it! A great story with just enough yuck to keep them interested.
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You will like this funnnnnny booooook!
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This book is very funny and interesting. Everybody I know lvoes this book. I can read it over and over and over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the first review.:););(:/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick ,light hearted , and funny. A nice break from serious books. Beware the Booger!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think anyone who reads this book will LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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bpyle1313 More than 1 year ago
I have two boys, ages 2 and 7, and they loved this book. My seven-year-old enjoyed the fact that he could read the book by himself and has re-read the book since we finished it together. There is a lot of adventure and silly happenings that it will keep children entertained and wanting more. My sons and I will be looking for more by this author and hope there will be more Sir Fartsalot stories.
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Kelly Nguyen More than 1 year ago
i think it is a good book becuase it is funny and cool!
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KidLitWriter More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful chapter book for boys. They will love the off-color humor and the illustrations. This is a wonderful chapter book for boys. They will love the off-color humor and the illustrations. (Though I am a girl and loved it too.) Prince Harry loves to joke and wants to learn magic. The King wants his son to be a great knight, a career choice Prince Harry does not want to learn. The King sends Prince Harry of Armpit on a adventure with the great knight Sir Fartsalot. They are looking for "The Booger," a great enemy of the kingdom that must be conquered. Along the way they have several mini-adventures that will have the kids laughing and rolling their eyes - and turning the pages. I won't ruin the fun with spoilers. Suffice it to say that this is a fun read, a fast read, and a read every boy from 8 to 80 will find funny. (And girls too.)
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