Four Stupid Cupids
By Gregory Maguire
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780395838952, 192pp.)
Publication Date: January 2001
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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In this riotous, over-the-top Valentine’s Day farce that carries on the tradition of boy-girl rivalry and strange happenings in Hamlet, Vermont, the Copycats and the Tattletales must contend with four cupidsfour stupid cupidsfrom ancient Greece. When the two clubs discover that the cupids can make people fall in love, the boys get nervous and the girls get busy. The Tattletales scheme to make a love match between their lonely teacher, Miss Earth, and Chad Hunkley, a national TV anchorman. Things go awry with hilarious results as the inept cupids send one arrow after another to the wrong target, and the Tattletales and Copycats must join forces to save both their beloved teacher and the not-so-clever cupids.
Gregory Maguire is the popular author of many books for children, including the Hamlet Chronicles for Clarion, as well as several adult books, including WICKED (HarperCollins), upon which a Broadway musical was based, and its sequel, CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER (Regan Books). He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
"'Midsummer Night's Dream' this is not, but rarely have the arrows of love gone more hilariously astray." Kirkus Reviews
"The tongue-in-cheek humor and glimmers of real emotion in this installment will please both fervent fans and newcomers to the series." School Library Journal
"Children who read Six Haunted Hairdos (1997) or others in the series will find some pitch-perfect if far-fetched silliness." Booklist, ALA