Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure by Lynne Reid Banks
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When Harry the poisonous centipede's best friend, George, disappears. Harry decides to go find him. Harry must leave his safe underground nest-tunnel and face such dangers as flying swoopers, belly crawlers, furry biters, and—most terrifying of all—Hoo-Mins!

Lynne Reid Banks's second book about her canti-hero weaves real facts about centipedes, scorpions, dung beetles, tarantulas, and other exotic cretures into the fabric of a fast-paced adventure that hums with humor.

About the Authors:
Lynne Reid Banks is the acclaimed, best-selling author of many books for children and adults. Her classic children's novel The Indian in the Cuboard has sold millions of copies worldwide and was made into a successful feature film. She is the mother of three grown sons and lives with her husband, a sculptor, in England.

Tony Ross has worked as an art director, a graphic designer, a cartoonist, a teacher, and a filmmaker, and he has illustrated more than thirty books. Tony and his wife Zoë, live in England and have four children.

 

About Lynne Reid Banks

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Since Lynne’s first novel for adults, The L-Shaped Room, she has been published here and in the US. Her strong narrative style and ability to create worlds where small people and animals live, is second to none. Her book, The Indian in the Cupboard, shortly to be a Collins Modern Classic, was made into a major feature film – her books in the series sell and sell. Lynne says writing for children comes more easily than writing for adults. It’s not that it is less demanding – I just find it more fun.
 
Published January 1, 2005 by Harper Collins. 192 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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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In this second adventure, the titular hero heads to the "No-Top World" to rescue best friend George. The bad news: Harry is captured by a "Not-So-Big Hoo-Min." The good news: the s

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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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In all the excitement, you might not even notice that you're learning lots of fun facts about scorpions, dung beetles, centipedes, tarantulas and other creepy crawlies.

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