Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger
Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset

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Tom Angleberger's latest, loopiest middle-grade novel begins when M'Lady Luggertuck loosens her corset (it's never been loosened before!), thereby setting off a chain of events in which all the strict rules of Smugwick Manor are abandoned. When, as a result of "the Loosening," the precious family heirloom, the Luggertuck Lump (quite literally a lump), goes missing, the Luggertucks look for someone to blame. Is it Horton Halfpott, the good-natured but lowly kitchen boy who can't tell a lie? Or one of the many colorful cast members in this silly romp of a mystery.
 

About Tom Angleberger

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Tom Angleberger is the bestselling author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, which won the 2010 E. B. White Read Aloud Award for middle readers, Darth Paper Strikes Back, and Horton Halfpott, which Kirkus dubbed "a romp from start to finish." He lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with his wife, author and illustrator Cece Bell.
 
Published May 1, 2011 by Amulet Books. 234 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the newly loosened M'Lady plans a costume ball to make a match for her snooze-inducing nephew Montgomery to the comely and amazingly well-off Celia Sylvan-Smythe, events are set in motion that involve a missing Lump, Shipless Pirates, M'Lady's evil weasel of a son, Luther, and, of course, ou...

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Angleberger's rambling title sets readers up for this oddly entertaining tale of a downtrodden, mistreated kitchen boy who, through a series of haphazard events, becomes an unlikely hero.

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Horton Halfpott or The fiendish mystery of Smugwick Manor or The loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's corset by Tom Angleberger is a mystery novel involving a poor kitchen boy working in a castle in 19th century England.

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Common Sense Media

When the Luggertuck Lump, a prized wig, and other items disappear, suspicion falls upon Horton Halfpott, the humble kitchen boy.

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I bet you will find something that will interest you wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family wp.me/p2DwkQ-cmT http://t.co/FN0NuUFC On the morning that M’Lady Luggertuck loosened her corset, the fate of kitchen boy H...

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"Just had another fabulous in-store luncheon with Michael White and his novel Beautiful Assassin.

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