Star-Crossed Rascals

Star-Crossed Rascals

by Patricia Puddle
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Star-Crossed Rascals by Patricia Puddle

When Pollyweena Grubble's parents go away for a week, Great Aunt Mabel comes to babysit. Polly can't wait for Auntie to meet her best friend, Gertie. But when Auntie discovers Polly and Gertie have chewed filthy bubble-gum they collected from the pavement, she bans them from playing together, ever again.

Polly's miserable enough without having to eat Auntie's disgusting cooking. But if she throws it in the bin, she'll be in even more trouble. Well, no way is she eating that slop. When Auntie leaves the room, Polly stuffs the yucky food in-between the clean sheets in the lined cupboard.

Nothing gets by mean Aunt Mabel. She discovers the filthy mess and sends Polly to bed with no supper. But the next morning, Polly sneaks off for a joyride on Gertie's new bicycle. As she sits in the basket attached to the handlebars, Gertie whizzes down the hill. Trouble is, Polly spots someone standing on the footpath, she yells at Gertie to stop. But Gertie never listens to anybody and ends up running their headmistress onto the road. Yipes! If Mrs Godbolt recognises them, they'll be in even more strife. 'Cause she's even stricter than Auntie.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460977026
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/29/2011
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Patricia Puddle is the author of Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy, Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot, Star-Crossed Rascals, and Rascals Sing at The Opera House.

Patricia lives with her husband in the middle of a forest near the sea. When writing her stories, she loves to sit in her garden where the kangaroos graze on the grass and their joey's bounce around their mothers.

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Star-Crossed Rascals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
DeVille More than 1 year ago
Puddle has captured the magic of childhood in this humorous and heart-warming story. To sum it up in one word it would have to be "natural." The dialogue flows effortlessly and makes reading easy and enjoyable. Young readers and those older ones who are still young enough to remember the wonderful days of childhood will love this story and the characters who play the roles. A great book from a debut author. Cornell DeVille
skstiles612 More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful adventure story. Polly and Gertie are best friends. When Polly¿s parents leave her Aunt in charge of her for a week, things get really hairy. Polly can¿t seem to do anything right. Everything she attempts to do ends in catastrophe. It all starts with a gumball that she and her best friend make. This is the first thing that gets her on her aunt¿s bad side. When she tries to hide her dinner of Liver and Spaghetti, can you say yuck, she gets in more trouble. Trying to fix her mistakes only makes things worse. Her aunt has no patience for kids and this adds to the humor. I rooted for Polly and Gertie all the way through the book. The writing style of this book reminded me of Roald Dahl. I think kids who liked ¿George¿s Marvelous Medicine¿ by Roald Dahl will love this book. It has the cranky relative that you love to hate. The antics in the book are hilarious and of course you find the parents have a tendency to overlook the mischief that Polly and Gertie get into. I highly recommend this book to my students and to parents everywhere.
junebug101 More than 1 year ago
A story that children will love and will take adults back to their childhood. A mean Auntie, a mischievous child and her best friend, a partner in crime, all leads up to an entertaining story that will have kids gut laughing. Th is talented writer's comedic sense of timing adds immensely to this tale of childhood antics.
J_Scott More than 1 year ago
When Polly's parents leave to spend the week with an ill relative, Polly's stuck with mean Auntie. Auntie's not a nice person at all; she's bitter, angry and likes to hand out plenty of chores. And worst of all, she's the most awful cook in the world. The only thing Polly looks forward to is spending her free time with her best friend, Gertie. After a misfortunate accident in the kitchen, Auntie grounds Polly, but Polly's a confident little thing and won't accept not meeting her friend, so she sneaks out, after which the girls go through one adventure after another. Star Crossed Rascals is a magical story that captures the voice of a young girl so well I thought I was actually seeing little Polly in front of my eyes. I was left sad and wanting for more after finishing the novel. The girls' mischief is beyond hilarious and unfortunate events kept me wanting to turn the page. I highly recommend it for both kids and adults, and will read more of this very talented writer.
wanitajump More than 1 year ago
Adorable Story! The author has portrayed two best friends and their adventure so real to life, you can't help wonder if she knew a bit about your own childhood. Puddle adds humour to this page turner that will keep children, and adults, captivated. I highly recommend!
DonnaJohnson More than 1 year ago
My daughter got this book as a gift from a friend. My daughter loves it! And so do I. Best Friends Forever - Gertie and Polly are best friends. One day, they get into big trouble with a bubble gum fiasco. Polly's parents might have handled it differently, but they are out of town and Polly is left in the care of Auntie. Auntie bans Polly and Gertie from playing together ever again. Polly is horrified. How can she live without her 'bestest' friend? She sneaks out to see her and the dynamic duo get into a world of trouble that will have you rolling on the ground. I never stopped laughing at Polly's luck. And Auntie isn't very happy either. Auntie is mean and has no tolerance for children. Polly clashes with her every step of the way. When Polly gets herself into another disaster, she and Gertie have one last adventure that will change both of their lives forever. This was an awesome, well-written children's story that everyone will love. It will encourage your child to read. My daughter couldn't stop turning the pages as she dove into the world of Polly and Gertie. This book was creative, funny, and a wonderful tale of friendship. I definitely recommend it!!!! And so does my eight-year old daugher! We just had a blast reading it together.
ElizabethSwigar More than 1 year ago
Fans of Ramona Quimby will love Star Crossed Rascals. Main character Polly is mischevious, delightful, and spunky - and boy, does she get in trouble. I found myself laughing out loud at the situations she and her best friend, Gertie, got themselves in. The antagonistic great aunt is a delightful, hammy character herself, and you almost feel sympathy for her with what she has to put up with. A quick read that children of all ages will love. Definitely check it out and share it with your children!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading Star-Crossed Rascals by Patricia Puddle is like walking down memory lane. Every little girl and every big girl (and boy too) can relate to Polly and/or Gertie. The innocence and curiosity of these girls will definitely bring smiles to your face. This story is filled with twists and turns that keeps you guessing until the very end. You'll feel sorry for Polly and at the same time you'll laugh too. She gets into trouble at every second with Auntie. Poor Polly. And then, there's Gertie, Polly's bestest friend. I believe every child has a bestest friend and this brings back memory of my childhood. Polly and Gertie did almost everything together, including the good and the bad. They get into trouble but they stick together to the very end. And the life-saver bubble gum! Who would have thought... Brilliant ending:)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had loads of humor!