Dreadful Acts by Philip Ardagh
Book Two in the Eddie Dickens Trilogy

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The hilarious sequel to A House Called Awful End.

In this eagerly awaited sequel to A House Called Awful End, Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids being blown up, trampled by horses, hit by a hot-air balloon, and arrested—only to find himself falling head-over-heels for a girl with a face like a camel’s and into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts.

All the old favorite faces are here—including Mad Uncle Jack and Malcolm the stuffed stoat—along with some very worrying-looking new ones. Beware!

About Philip Ardagh

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Philip Ardagh is over six feet seven inches tall with a big bushy beard. Not only is he very large and very hairy, but he has also written around sixty children’s books for all ages. Currently a full-time writer living with a wife and two cats in a seaside town somewhere in England, he has been—among other things—an advertising copywriter, a hospital cleaner, a (highly unqualified) librarian, and a reader for the blind.David Roberts is so busy drawing pictures that no one is really sure what he looks like. We do know that he has illustrated several books for children and lives somewhere in England, but whether his home is near the sea or not is anybody’s guess.
Published January 1, 2001 by Faber and faber. 133 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The second installment of the Eddie Dickens Trilogy begins as 12-year-old Eddie's home erupts in a gas explosion and Eddie meets the Great Zucchini, an escape artist whose coffin is propelled from the back of a passing hearse by the force of the blast.

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by David Roberts, PW said, ""Adult fans of Bleak House and Oliver Twist will appreciate Ardagh's clever crafting, and kids who lap up Lemony Snicket's series will take quickly to this tale and clamor for the next."" Well, here's the next: Dreadful Acts.

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