Rare Beasts by Charles Ogden & Rick Carton
(Edgar & Ellen)

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Fire ants. Fraud. Footie pajamas.

Twins Edgar and Ellen live alone -- their parents disappeared years ago, and who can blame them? -- in the quaint, little town of Nod's Limbs, in a grim, gray house overlooking the cemetery and the junkyard. They spend their days avoiding Heimertz, the mysterious accordion-playing caretaker; pestering Pet, a hairy, one-eyed creature of indeterminate species and gender; and wreaking havoc on the hapless citizens of Nod's Limbs.

But wreaking havoc can incur expenses, so the twins come up with a unique fund-raising scheme: They'll nab the pets of Nod's Limbs and transform them into exotic animals they can sell for big bucks. Not a bad plan, if one of the purloined pets wasn't a lethargic python with a raging appetite....

About Charles Ogden & Rick Carton

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Charles Ogden is an avid camper and fisherman. He collects insects and has traveled in pursuit of various specimens to the North Pole, the Souh Pole, and Poland. Mr. Ogden and his insect collection make their home in a cool, dry, preservation-friendly environment, far removed from prying eyes. Rick Carton has been drawing longer than he's been walking. In his Chicago studio he has a cherished collection of every pencil ever worn down to a nub during his lengthy artistic career. He has never formally studed art; instead, the art community has diligently studied him. They are yet to release their findings.
Published November 17, 2009 by Aladdin. 144 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Learning from TV that collectors pay high prices for exotic animals, the diabolic duo devise a money-raising scheme to fund various elaborate pranks (e.g., dumping sacks of white pepper into muffin batter at a bakery).

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The best part is that this is the first in a 6 book series of Edgar and Ellen adventures so look out for Charles Ogden’s second book about the wicked deeds of Edgar and Ellen in Tourist Trap.

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ABC Perth

leteisha rates it 5 out of 5 -- I think this book is much more exiting than the others because it has more dramas and Dudley finally gets freaked out phuong nguyen rates it 5 out of 5 -- This book has been definitely worth the wait it, seems to be leaning towards teenage situations ...

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