Quigleys by Simon Mason
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Mum and Dad think the Quigleys need to move—the children are getting bouncier and the house is getting smaller. But Will and Lucy don’t agree, so they come up with a cunning plan. These Quigleys are not for sale!


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About Simon Mason

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SIMON MASON is the author of the Quigleys series for young readers: The Quigleys (Highly Commended in the UK's Branford Boase Award), The Quigleys at Large, The Quigleys Not for Sale, and The Quigleys in a Spin. He has also written three adult novels. Simon lives in Oxford with his wife and two children.
 
Published September 16, 2009 by Yearling. 176 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As droll as a Britcom and as true to the spirit of family life as the all-American Quimbys, this import introduces the Quigleys: siblings Lucy and Will and their slightly feckless but loving parents.

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British words and spellings (“gritpaper,” “hoolah hoop”) add to the fun as we see Mum and Dad searching for the lost budgie, Will falling into daydreams, Mum recovering from wisdom-tooth surgery, and little sister Lucy befriending a French girl at a campground.

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These stories read like tales families tell—years later— that usually start with a sibling saying one phrase (say, “Robinson Potts” or “Mum and Fatbrain on the roof”) and everyone chiming in with part of the tale until everyone is doubled over with hysteria.

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From a stay at a hotel, to Will and Lucy’s earnest attempt to help out in a financial crisis, to a Mother’s Day walk, and the selling of the family cottage, four seemingly average moments in family life become extraordinary.

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Mason, a British novelist making his children's book debut, affects a blithe tone for this engaging bit of fluff about the humorous vexations of an ordinary British family.

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... The Quigleys are a pretty ordinary family. There is Mum, Dad, Lucy and Will. They
each have a story in this little book, and the stories are sort of ...

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