The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer
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Every kid in town knows about Spud Murphy. Grown-ups think she's the kindly old librarian, but kids know the truth. They've heard all about the gas-powered spud gun she keeps hidden under her desk-make so much as a sound in her library and you could get spudded with soggy potatoes. Laugh out loud and you may never be seen again . . . And now, in a major coup of parental injustice, Will and his older brother, Marty, have been ordered to spend their summer vacation in Spud's library! Will brothers Will and Marty survive a summer marooned on the carpet of Spud's children's section, under the watchful eye of this terrifying librarian? Or will they discover a new interest that surprises even them?

About Eoin Colfer

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Eoin Colfer is a former elementary school teacher and the author of the New York Times best-selling Artemis Fowl series. He is also the author of Airman; Half Moon Investigations; The Supernaturalist; Eoin Colfer's Legend of Spud Murphy and Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth; and The Wish List. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children. Glenn McCoy was born in St. Louis in 1965 and began drawing at age four. Over the past eight years, the National Cartoonists Society has twice named Glenn the Magazine Cartoonist of the Year. His editorial cartoons, syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate, have been reprinted in the New York Times, USA Today and Newsweek, and frequently appear on CNN.Gary McCoy was born in 1962. Gary's work as a graphic artist and freelance cartoonist has generated an impressive client list, including companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Gibson Greetings, Disney's, and Playboy magazine. To date, his work has garnered him three consecutive, and five total, nominations from the National Cartoonists Society—three as Best Gag Cartoonist, and two as Best Greeting Card cartoonist.Both live in Belleville, Ill.—just across the Mississippi River from their hometown of St. Louis, Mo.The Flying McCoy's is syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate.Author's web site:
Published January 1, 2004 by Puffin Books. 112 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Young Adult. Fiction

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She makes youngsters stay in the children’s area, which is in front of a single shelf of kids’ books on a small square of carpet.

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The titular librarian grumbles when two brothers arrive, but softens when she finds them hooked on books.

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