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Neighbours / Playschool

Colin Thompson

9781741663051

Random House


Horror » Australian Author; Horror » Witches; Horror » Young Adult

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Neighbours: Nerlin and Mordonna Flood have seven children, most of whom were not created in the traditional way like you or me, but were made in the cellar, using incredible mystical powers, some very shiny Jamie Oliver saucepans and a small chemistry set. The youngest child, Betty, is a normal, pretty little girl - but she's a useless witch. Her attempts at magic often go wrong, with unexpected yet welcome results. The next-door neighbours should've known better than to rob a family of witches and wizards. But they did, and they're about to find out what the Floods do to bad neighbours. Playschool: Look through the cobwebbed, murky arched window in deepest Patagonia, and this is what you might see...Every day five of the Flood children travel halfway round the world to Quicklime College, the ultimate school for witches and wizards. There's no time for silly games flying around on broomsticks. Sports day is coming up, and before you even wonder how four-legged Satanella copes with the three-legged race, here's a secret for you. Orkward Warlock, the vilest child in the school, and his sidekick, The Toad, hate the big happy Floods family. And they're plotting to kill the Floods - on sports day.

By:   Colin Thompson
Imprint:   Random House
Country of Publication:   Australia
Volume:   1 and 2 bindup
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 131mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   362g
ISBN:  

9781741663051


ISBN 10:   1741663059
Series:   Floods
Publication Date:   June 2008
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock at Galaxy Bookshop
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Born in London in 1942, Colin Thompson has worked as a silk-screen printer, graphic designer, stage manager and BBC documentary maker. Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin has had more than 40 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel HOW TO LIVE FOREVER and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for THE SHORT AND INCREDIBLY HAPPY LIFE OF RILEY. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include HOW TO LIVE FOREVER, numerous picture books, THE FLOODS series, and THE BIG LITTLE BOOK OF HAPPY SADNESS picture book (released 2008).


Charming. The stories are especially well complemented by the distinctive illustrations. -- The Horn Book

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