Harry the Poisonous Centipede by Lynne Reid Banks

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A delightfully squirmy story starring Harry the Poisonous Centipede in a scary world of flying swoopers, furry biters and the dreaded Hoo-Mins! With wonderful humour and brilliant illustrations, this is the perfect book for wriggly young readers.

“It’s a Hoo-Min!” crackled George. “Walking on its hairy-biter feet!”
But now it was Harry who felt brave. “Come on! Let’s peep at it!”
They crawled the rest of the way up the tunnel towards the light.

Harry is a poisonous centipede but he’s not very brave. Still, he is the star of this seriously squirmy story. Harry likes to eat things that wriggle and crackle, and things that are juicy and munchy! But there are some things that a poisonous centipede must never try to eat – dangerous things like flying swoopers, belly wrigglers, furry biters and the most dangerous of all… Hoo-Mins!

Harry and George’s adventures up to the world of Hoo-Mins sparkle with fun and will be a delightfully squirmy experience for all young readers.

 

About Lynne Reid Banks

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Lynne Reid Banks is a bestselling author for both children and adults. She grew up in London and became first an actress and then one of the first woman TV reporters in Britain before turning to writing. She now has more than forty books to her credit. Her classic children's novel, The Indian in the Cupboard, has sold more than ten million copies worldwide and was made into a popular feature film. Lynne lives with her husband in Dorset, England. Tony Ross has illustrated many favorite books for children, including Lynne Reid Banks's Harry the Poisonous Centipede titles, the popular series about extra-terrestrial teacher Dr. Xargle by Jeanne Willis, and the Amber Brown books by Paula Danziger. Tony Ross lives in Cheshire, England.
 
Published July 8, 1996 by Collins. 128 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When foolish George tempts fate by following a human, Harry runs for Belinda, who saves the day by biting the human on the leg.

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In this second book about Harry the Poisonous Centipede (1998) our intrepid hero and his friend George are captured by a "hoo-man" and are catapulted into a series of adventures precipitated by the need to find their way home.

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Despite his mother's warnings to stay close to their home deep inside the earth, Harry the centipede is anxious to visit the no-top-world, where centipedes are not the biggest thing around, by a

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Despite his mother's warnings to stay close to their home deep inside the earth, Harry the centipede is anxious to visit the ""no-top-world,"" where centipedes are ""not the biggest thing around, by any means--or even the fastest!"" His mother's scary stories about ""flying swoopers,"" ""furry bi...

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Harry the poisonous centipede's best friend George is missing!

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