Overview

Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa take a sporty approach to saving the day in this fart-tastically funny adventure from New York Times bestselling author Jo Nesbø.

When a Russian billionaire robs the Norwegian Gold Reserve and melts the last remaining gold bar into the Premier Soccer League trophy, it’s up to Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa to recapture the precious prize. But after a failed break-in attempt at the billionaire’s subterranean ...
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The Magical Fruit

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Overview

Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa take a sporty approach to saving the day in this fart-tastically funny adventure from New York Times bestselling author Jo Nesbø.

When a Russian billionaire robs the Norwegian Gold Reserve and melts the last remaining gold bar into the Premier Soccer League trophy, it’s up to Doctor Proctor, Nilly, and Lisa to recapture the precious prize. But after a failed break-in attempt at the billionaire’s subterranean gold-melting lab, and with the Norwegian Gold Reserve Inspection in just three days, the only way to retrieve the trophy is to win it back.

Hoping to prevent national panic and uproar, Nilly and Lisa join the Rotten Ham soccer team to try and lead the hopeless underdogs to victory before time runs out. And with the use of Fartonaut Powder, along with a handful of Doctor Proctor’s other wacky inventions, they just might have a chance!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jill K. Woodward
Doctor Proctor, Norwegian scientist and one of the three heroes in this series, invented fart powder, a substance that becomes useful in all of the inane antics that unfold over the course of these three hundred and eleven pages. Nilly and Lisa are the other two heroes, not unwitting accomplices, but often the brains behind the whacky inventor, Dr. Proctor. Together, the three bumble along through mishap and adventure in a comical, cartoonish world in Oslo, where only they can save Norway—and perhaps all of the world—from the three robbers who stole Norway’s entire gold reserve, a single bar. The humor in this series is often far beyond the political and cultural sense of the average ten-year old American reader, but the outlandish characters and the plot will amuse nonetheless. Zany humor, sustained momentum in pace, and a plot crescendo of extreme, redeeming flatulence are sure to thrill the same sensibilities that gravitate to “Captain Underpants” and diarrhea jokes. Reviewer: Jill K. Woodward; Ages 10 to 14.
Kirkus Reviews
2013-09-15
Amid drama in both the sewers of Oslo and London's immense Wobbley Stadium, the intrepid trio that previously saved Legoland (Who Cut the Cheese?, 2011) tackles an even more nefarious threat. Maximus Rublov is gathering astronomical sums to purchase soccer great Ibranaldovez for his Chelchester City team and has stolen Norway's entire strategic gold reserve (one bar). To retrieve it, diminutive Nilly (the "biggest--and also the smallest--liar in all of Norway") with his friends Lisa and brilliant scientist Victor Proctor hie off to London. They are armed with courage, quick thinking and several of Dr. Proctor's unusual inventions, notably a potion that turns pee into a freeze ray and his puissant "fartonaut powder." The three not only break into the Bank of the Very Rich located beneath Parliament (one of Rublov's recent acquisitions), but pull off both a (more or less) successful mission and a stunning victory on the pitch for underdog Rotten Ham. Readers of Nesbø's mysteries for adults will find less hard-boiled crime and more Terry Pratchett–like foolery in this 4th outing with Dr. Proctor. Another lighter-than-air exploit from Norway's best-selling novelist, buoyed by alimentary humor and occasional illustrations (the latter not seen). (Light fantasy. 9-11)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442493445
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Series: Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder Series, #4
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 505,575
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Jo Nesbo
Jo Nesbø is the most successful Norwegian author of all time. He has sold more than 19 million books, which are published in forty-seven different languages globally, and he is widely recognized as one of Europe’s foremost crime writers. The author of crime fiction and short stories, the Doctor Proctor adventures are his first children’s books.
Mike Lowery is an illustrator and fine artist whose work has been seen in galleries and publications internationally. Mike is the illustrator of Moo Hoo and Ribbit Rabbit by Candace Ryan; The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray; and the Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder novels by Jo Nesbø. Currently he is a professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with a lovely German frau, Katrin, and his super genius daughter, Allister. Visit him at MikeLowery.com.
 
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    Posted February 2, 2014

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    Beans beans the magicl fruit , the more you eat the more you toot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    The full version of the bean song

    Beans Beans the magical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot, Beans Beans they're good for your heart, the more you eat the more you fart, the more Beans you eat the better you feel, Beans Beans for EVERY Meal! Ewwwww.... Who ate beans today?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    HI

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    YAY

    Beans beans the magical fruit the more you eat yhe more you toot.

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