The Hooples' Horrible Holidayby Stephen Manes
Thanksgiving! Turkey! Pumpkin pie! Parades! Alvin Hoople and his family are off to his grandparents' house to celebrate. But everything from freeway traffic to airplane food makes it look like the day will
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From the author of "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!", here's the hilarious sequel to "Hooples on the Highway" and "The Hooples' Haunted House":
Thanksgiving! Turkey! Pumpkin pie! Parades! Alvin Hoople and his family are off to his grandparents' house to celebrate. But everything from freeway traffic to airplane food makes it look like the day will never arrive. Even the Pilgrims on the perfect Thanksgiving cake barely survive the trip.
But that's nothing compared to the chaos at grandmother's house when a giant blizzard knocks out the power for miles around. With aunts and uncles and cousins and parents gathered for the big day, suddenly there's no TV, no heat, no lights, no stove . . . no turkey!
But if the Pilgrims could get along without electricity, so can the Hooples. With a houseful of clever people and some wild imagination, they come up with the wildest newfangled old-fashioned Thanksgiving ever!
Meet the Author
STEPHEN MANES is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. His "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!" won kid-voted awards in five states and is a curriculum staple in American and French schools. The sequel, "Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday!", quickly became a Publishers Weekly bestseller. His books have been adapted for stage and television productions.
Manes has had a long career making arcane worlds accessible to the uninitiated. His most recent book is the highly acclaimed "Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet." He was one of the creators and co-hosts of the weekly public television series "Digital Duo." He co-wrote the bestselling and much-praised biography "Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry--and Made Himself the Richest Man in America." He wrote long-running columns on personal technology for The New York Times, Forbes, PC World, PC Magazine, and many other publications.
Manes has a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California. His writing credits for the screen include programs for ABC Television and KCET/Los Angeles, as well as the seventies classic movie "Mother, Jugs and Speed." A native of Pittsburgh, he lives in Seattle.
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