The Rise of the House of McNally

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The Rise of the House of McNally

The Third Unlikely Exploit

By Philip Ardagh; David Roberts (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805074789, 160pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2005

Description
"A WORD TO THE WISE"
" There are those of you who were saddened by Fergal's death in The Fall of Fergal. Now Fergal is back."
" There are those of you who recoiled at yet more death in Heir of Mystery. This should cheer you up. "
" There are those of you frustrated by not knowing what was causing the terrible outbreak of holes across the land. Your frustration will soon be at an end."
" There are those of you eager to find out the secret of Mr. Maggs's teddy bear. The wait is over."
" And as for LeFay, Albie, and Josh's particular powers? Just give me time."
"--PHILIP ARDAGH"
The third and final Unlikely Exploit
In this, the third and final Unlikely Exploit, the reader is taken on a journey through time in all directions, even revisiting some events from the previous Exploits and traveling back further still to a time before the McNally family's extraordinary adventures began. And as if that wasn't ridiculous enough, there's also a glimpse of the shape of things to come. This is the Exploit where the McNallys' powers are finally revealed and everything falls into place. Whether it makes sense or not is another matter. It's all so unlikely


About the Author
Over six and a half feet tall, with a bushy beard, Philip Ardagh is not only very big but also very hairy. He is the author of the Eddie Dickens Trilogy and when not writing silly books, Mr. Ardagh is quite serious and frowns a great deal. He lives in a seaside town somewhere in England with his wife, and their son, Fred. Mr. Ardagh is currently collaborating with Sir Paul McCartney on a book due out in 2005.