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HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE
     

HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE

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by Crystal Marcos
 

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The magical adventure continues in the spine-tingling fantasy-adventure, HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE! Crystal Marcos delivers another whimsically entertaining escapade for ages seven and up. Readers will delight in more sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, non-stop action adventures of Peter and his best friend, Lina.

When Peter Fisher sets out

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The magical adventure continues in the spine-tingling fantasy-adventure, HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE! Crystal Marcos delivers another whimsically entertaining escapade for ages seven and up. Readers will delight in more sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, non-stop action adventures of Peter and his best friend, Lina.

When Peter Fisher sets out for school one morning, he has no idea that trouble is stirring in his hometown. With the unexpected arrival of his new Candonite friends from Maple Town, Peter and Lina have extra help saving their beloved town and loved ones from the clutches of the one villain they had hoped they would never see again. Humorous and thought provoking, this unforgettably entertaining story teaches a valuable lesson about standing up and facing one's fears.

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review - Midwest Book Review
5 Star Review- Following up her previous volume discussing the heroics of Peter and Lina as they try to protect their hometown from a very persistent villain who has nefarious intent for them. "Headache" is a humorous and much recommended addition to general fiction collections.
Readers Favorite - Joy H.
5 Star Review- Crystal Marcos creates a wonderful cast of unique, exceptional characters that tell the story of "Headache" so very well. I highly recommend this wonderfully well-written book. It is a tale that will keep you smiling well after you finish its pages.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016302430
Publisher:
Cat Marcs Publishing
Publication date:
03/20/2013
Series:
Bellyache , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,146,091
File size:
308 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. Being the oldest of five children, she had a lot of entertaining to do. She is a member of SCBWI. Crystal lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband and their daughter, Kaylee. BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale is her first book.

Visit her at www.CrystalMarcos.com

Note from the Author:
My love for children and children's books inspired me to write BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale. I also thought about what books I really enjoyed and which ones stuck in my mind from childhood. Oddly enough, all those books featured food and treats. Yes, I have a sweet tooth. I imagined what I would want my children to read about someday and I wanted it to be something I felt comfortable with them reading. I wanted them to be transported into a place that was so fantastic that they would always remember it.

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Headache: The Hair-Raising Sequel to Bellyache 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
sketchedsoul More than 1 year ago
What a sweeeet read!!! Anyone who hasn't read BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale, needs to get a hold of that book and follow that up with HEADACHE! Headache picked up right where Bellyache ended, and throughout the pages everything is tied together so wonderfully - you'd think they were written together. As the second book, this continues the tale of Peter and his friend Lina and their adventures with the candonite people. Who are the Candonites you ask? People made out of candyyyyy...need I say more! (yes me and food are one)... they need to save their town from the horrible Peblars (rotten candy). I was totally glued to this hair-raising sequel. I absolutely LOVE this book, it's full of action and adventure - my kind of read. I'd definitely recommend it to others (both children and adults), it also makes the perfect group read (like in a classroom). Crystal I hope you aren't stopping at this one! :)
ImaginaryReads More than 1 year ago
I adored Bellyache and was delighted when Crystal Marcos offered to send me a copy of Headache, book two, for review when it came out. With the craziness of finals and then getting sick twice in the same month, I wasn't able to get to Headache until now (sad face). I cannot express enough how delightful the Bellyache books are. From the first book, Peter and Lina captured my heart with their brave souls and willingness to go into the heart of danger and evil in order to save their Candonite friends. This time around, the story takes place on Earth, where Peter and Lina have returned, their Candonite friends with them... and the evil Peblars too. Now, Angela and Joe (the Candonites) must work with Peter and Lina to send the Peblars back to their world, or there will be no more sweets in town and the Peblars will enslave Peter and Lina in revenge. As I mentioned in my last review, the Bellyache books are perfect for young children, to be read alone or as a family. This book is an even better read for a family though because Peter and Lina's family are there to support the two of them in their joint effort to thwart the evil Peblars' plans. We also learn more about Peter's suspicions from book one that his Nana has also been to Maple Town, and we see another side to various adults from Peter's grandparents to old Mr. Rupert. Crystal Marcos does a spectacular job of introducing good principles in young children in a fun and entertaining way. In book one, we learned about friendship and the consequences of gluttony. In book we, we learn how to face our fears. I am looking forward to seeing what Marcos will give us next in book three, the conclusion to the Bellyache series! P.S. For Christmas, I would like Papa's sweet shop. It looks so delicious and fun!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Joy H. for Readers Favorite! “HEADACHE” by Crystal Marcos continues the whimsical adventures of Peter and Lina and the Candonite people that she introduced in her first book “Bellyache”. Peter and Lina were hoping to never see the villain again, but unfortunately he shows up, and this time in their own hometown. Goaltan’s main goal was to destroy all of the candy stores around, including the one owned by Peter’s papa. And Goaltan is willing to go to the extremes to get what he wants! But Peter and Lina are not alone either. They are both surprised to see their new Candonite friends from Maple Town show up to help in the fight to save the town’s sweet shops from Goaltan and his horrible Peblars. Candonite people? Never heard of them? Me either, until I read this book. Candonite people are those little people made out of candy, but then are they real people too? Crystal Marcos creates a wonderful cast of unique, exceptional characters that tell the story of “Headache” so very well. I didn’t read the first book, but this one kept me hopping! With all of the twists and turns, I had to keep reading to see what would happen next with these fun kids. I love the idea of “Candy Kids!” It makes for such a sweet story! I highly recommend this wonderfully well-written book. It is a tale that will keep you smiling well after you finish its pages. And a wonderful read for your child around eight and over, because I think it is a bit too long for younger age children to read. I think you will be very happy you purchased this exciting children’s book.
MotherDaughterBookReviews More than 1 year ago
This review consists of two parts: 1. My daughter's review (she's 9) and 2. My review (the Mom). These are excerpts. For the full review visit us at our website: Mother Daughter Book Reviews. DAUGHTER SAYS: What I liked and disliked about it: I liked the whole, whole, whole book. It was awesome, cool, and funny. My favorite parts were when Angela and Joe were looking for Peter and they disguised themselves so nobody would notice that they were made out of candy. I liked that we find out that Peter's neighbor, Mr. Rupert, had a secret cellar in his house. It was a cool hiding spot. Nana didn't say that she went to Maple Town in the first book, but in the second book she says she went to Honeyville, so she had been to that world, just a different town. That didn't surprise me because I kind of had a feeling that she had been there before. I liked the new Papa's Sweet Shop. I liked the orange twisty slide, the ice room, and the really, really warm room, and the secret room upstairs. I wish I could go there or to Hawaii, cause I like it there too. I didn't like that I didn't know what the Candonites look like. I can't imagine at all what they look like. All I can imagine really is just the colors that they can be, but only as people. My bottom line: I loved, loved, loved this book. I would recommend it to boys and girls 7 years old and up because there are both boys and girls in it. It might be a bit too long for kids that are younger. MOM SAYS: What I liked and disliked about it: We were all really big fans of the first book, BELLYACHE. I think this one is even better. The story had the same level of intrigue as the first book and Marcos develops the right level of tension throughout. The stories have a significant amount of overlap, but the book can stand on its own (i.e., you don't need to read the first book in order to fully understand and enjoy the second book). What I really enjoyed about HEADACHE is the larger, more well-rounded cast of characters in the story. For example, in the first book, BELLYACHE, the central character was clearly Peter while Lina was a more minor character along with the various Candonites, Peter's family, and the Peblars. In HEADACHE, there is more of a balance between Peter and Lina as the two main characters. I think this is an important change as my daughter had complained that in BELLYACHE, Lina didn't have enough of a role. Further, other characters, such as Peter's Grandpa and Grandma, Peter and Lina's parents, and Goaltan, are given more significant roles in HEADACHE. The story itself is brilliantly written with so many twists and turns in the plot that you can't possibly guess what will happen next in the story. I find much of what I read to be largely predictable, but Marcos kept all three of us on the edge of our seats wondering what would happen next to Peter, Lina, and the other characters. There were many groans of disappointment when I had to stop reading for the night and many pleas for "One more chapter, pleeeeeeease?!" This book was a breeze to read aloud to my kids and even my 5 year-old was fully engaged in the story. As with the first book, Marcos does a fantastic job of creating an original, imaginative story with unusual and colourful characters and settings. I agree with my daughter above...can someone please create Papa's Sweet Shop so that we can go there with its colour candy wrapper floors, sundae fountain, and twisty and ice slides? I will, however, pass on the veggie-based Candonite Delights! ;) I can't really say there was anything about the book that I didn't like. I do want to mention a teeny tiny oversight (or perhaps it is a misunderstanding on my part). On page 93, we read about Goaltan entering Peter's house: Goaltan watched for a moment, no doubt pleased with his work, before crushing the doorknob in his bare hand. On p. 106, Goaltan is about to re-enter Peter's house: Goaltan's hand was on the doorknob and he began turning it. Like I said, so teeny, tiny that only someone anal-retentive as myself would even notice. Perhaps I've missed my calling as an editor? :P My bottom line: I LOVED this book. It is exceptionally well-written, completely original, and totally entertaining. I highly recommend it (as well as BELLYACHE) to boys and girls ages 7 and up. ** HEADACHE by Crystal Marcos was provided to us free-of-charge by the author. We did, however, purchase BELLYACHE as an e-book. **
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Headache is a wonderful sequel to Bellyache, carrying over the main characters Peter and Lina and having them encounter the evil villian Goaltan and his minions, known as the Peblars. But this time instead of Peter and Lina traveling to another world filled with Candonite children from Maple Town, that world seems to come to them bringing with it the villian Peter and Lina barely escaped from in Bellyache. Now, their world is endangered from Goaltan as he tries to destroy all the sweet shops in town, his eyes focusing on the one Peter's grandfather owns. Will they be able to win this battle, especially when Goaltan discovers their true identities and kidnaps Lina to draw Peter out of hiding? This 134 page chapter book is filled with excitement and adventure fans from Bellyache are going to love. This story also teaches some valuable lessons parents will appreciate their children learning about. Overall, a fun and wonderful read.
Farhana More than 1 year ago
What a sweeeet read!!! Anyone who hasn't read BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale, needs to get a hold of that book and follow that up with HEADACHE! Headache picked up right where Bellyache ended, and throughout the pages everything is tied together so wonderfully - you'd think they were written together. As the second book, this continues the tale of Peter and his friend Lina and their adventures with the candonite people. Who are the Candonites you ask? People made out of candyyyyy...need I say more! (yes me and food are one)... they need to save their town from the horrible Peblars (rotten candy). I was totally glued to this hair-raising sequel. I absolutely LOVE this book, it's full of action and adventure - my kind of read. I'd definitely recommend it to others (both children and adults), it also makes the perfect group read (like in a classroom). Crystal I hope you aren't stopping at this one! :)