Toad Heaven [NOOK Book]

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In the hysterically funny sequel to Toad Rage, Limpy is on a quest to find toad heaven. A place where cane toads won’t be blown up with bike pumps or bashed over the head with folding chairs. Limpy’s determined to find this place if it takes him the rest of his life, but his plans are waylaid when he’s kidnapped by some sinister-looking humans and tossed into a bucket. Will Limpy be able to save cane toads? Will he be able to find toad heaven? ...
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Overview

In the hysterically funny sequel to Toad Rage, Limpy is on a quest to find toad heaven. A place where cane toads won’t be blown up with bike pumps or bashed over the head with folding chairs. Limpy’s determined to find this place if it takes him the rest of his life, but his plans are waylaid when he’s kidnapped by some sinister-looking humans and tossed into a bucket. Will Limpy be able to save cane toads? Will he be able to find toad heaven? First he has to get out of the bucket. . . .

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Despite the opposition of Ancient Eric and Malcolm, Limpy goes on a quest to find a place where cane toads can be safe from humans and live in harmony.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Limpy, from Toad Rage, which PW called "a hilarious dark comedy," takes another star turn. Here he seeks a paradise for cane toads, free from human threats. Ages 9-12. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Gleitzman brings back the pustulant pipsqueak hero of Toad Rage (p. 329) for further ground-level riffs on man's inhumanity to animal-with an Aussie beat. Wrongly believing that he's been infected with a contagious disease as part of a cane-toad extermination program, gimpy Limpy reluctantly hops off alone in search of a fabled National Park where his surviving "rellies" might find refuge from all of the maniacal motorists intent on turning his kind into flattened roadkill. Meanwhile, buying the smooth promises of hunky grifter Malcolm, said relatives hie off in the opposite direction into what promises to become a death march. Many references to slugs, slime, bugs and poo later-along with narrow squeaks, plus trenchant encounters with slaughterhouse-bound sheep and lacquered-toad gift-shop novelties-Limpy returns to effect a rescue, and, with the help of loyal gourmand sidekick Goliath and doughty little sister Charm, leads his people back to their cozy swamp. Some of the humor may be lost on readers unfamiliar with the warty main cast, but the cliffhanger-laden plot and high "yuck!" factor will carry them through this sequel. (glossary of slang) (Fiction. 10-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307548146
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/18/2008
  • Series: Toad Books
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 701,057
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Morris Gleitzman has been a frozen-chicken thawer, fashion-industry trainee, department-store Santa, and screenwriter, among other things. Now he’s one of Australia’s best-loved children’s book authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    GREAT BOOK!!!!

    A great sequel to Toad Rage!I would recommend this book for ages 6-any age!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    That's mean, Hawkstar.

    That's just not right.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Sverfur

    Hello...i was sent here...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Sweettail

    Wheres the nursery? I promised to be a queen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Anubispaw

    Hi.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Smokekit and Shadowkit

    Two kits nervously crept in. "Ma-ay we j-join you?" The smoky she-kit asked quietly. The tom stood wide-eyed, looking at Hawkstar. "O-our mother died...of grief when...when my daddy left. She killed herself...a-and I didn't...know....exactly where to go." She looked up at him, her eyes tiny moons. "We shape-shift. My mama did...so...so do we."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Great but not a 5

    Toad rage was hard to beat...and toad heaven came close. Pretty any age can read this book.....would not recommend it to anything younger then 7

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  • Posted February 26, 2009

    A review of Toad Heaven by Morris Gleitzman

    Book Review Outline
    Book title and author: Toad Heaven. Morris Gleitzman
    Title of review: Devin's Review of Toad Heaven
    Number of stars (1 to 5):4

    Introduction
    Toad Heaven is a great book about cane toads that are trying to avoid getting killed by humans.

    Description and summary of main points

    The cane toads have been killed by humans for as long as they can remember. The toads are tired of it. They want to find a place where cane toads can live in peace without getting squashed by the humans. Limpy, the main character was told by a butterfly that there are places called national forests where every living thing is protected. Limpy is determined to find a national forest. Before he can begin his search, he is trapped by a scientist. When Limpy wakes up, he sees blue plastic all around him. He's in a bucket. When he escapes the bucket and gets home, everyone he sees that everyone thinks he is dead. When they find out he's not dead, he tells them all about national forests. That's when they began their search. When they found one, the other animals didn't want them there. After going through all this trouble they realize that their home with all there friends and family is toad heaven.

    Evaluation

    I think that Toad Heaven is a great, amazing book for young readers. I thought the book was very funny.
    Conclusion
    This book taught me that home doesn't have to perfect as long as you're around people that care about you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2007

    Toads Rock!

    Toad Heaven is about three cane toads Limpy, Charm, and Goliath who go on an adventure . They are on a search to find Toad Heaven , a place where all cane toads can live in peace. On their trip, they conquer humans, turtles, lizards, and four wheel drives. I think that Goliath is funny because he eats everything he sees. One important theme in this story is brotherhood. Limpy shows brotherhood to his sister Charm, by saving her life many times. I really like this book because it is funny, full of details, and action packed! I would encourage any young reader who likes comedy to read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2006

    Once Again, Good, But Not Really Good

    It was definitely better than Toad Rage, but it was still nothing special. not a must read, but if you want to, you won't regret it.

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