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The Bagthorpes: Absolute Zero
     

The Bagthorpes: Absolute Zero

by Helen Cresswell, Clive Mantle (Read by)
 

More mayhem and misunderstanding grip the Bagthorpe family as each tries to outdo the others in the eccentricity stakes. TheBagthorpes are competition mad, but results are disappointing until Zero saves the day.

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More mayhem and misunderstanding grip the Bagthorpe family as each tries to outdo the others in the eccentricity stakes. TheBagthorpes are competition mad, but results are disappointing until Zero saves the day.

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Gr 4-6- Mr. Bagthorpe is jealous of Uncle Parker for winning a contest with a mere five word slogan. Consequently, he begins to search for othercontests to enter, hoping to win and trump Uncle. The rest of his clever family also scouts contests, scoring wins in an assortment of competitions including one that crowns the Bagthorpe's as the happiest family. Of all family members it is Zero, the family dog, who generates the most interest. A frenzy of attention has children requesting a dog just like Zero, and even a man claiming that Zero is his dog. Clive Mantle crisply narrates this novel (Macmillan, 1978) by British author Helen Cresswell, giving each character a distinct voice. Fiery family discussions, particularly those led by Grandma and Mr. Bagthorpe, add humor to the already comical situations throughout the story. Those familiar with the first book in the series, Ordinary Jack (Macmillan, 1978; BBC Audiobooks), will be pleased with this selection.-Beth McGuire, Fannett-Metal School District, Willow Hill, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405656580
Publisher:
Chivers North America
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 6.38(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
14 - 16 Years

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