Or, the Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; Or, the Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset
Publication Date: May 2011
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Praise for "Horton Halfpott
""A positively gleeful historical mystery farce. Short chapters, a fast pace and plenty of linguistic and slapstistic humor will have young readers hoping that a sequel is planned. The scribbly pen-and-ink chapter-heading cartoon illustrations are just icing on the cake--or pickle eclair. A romp from start to finish." -"Kirkus Reviews
""Exaggerated black-and-white drawings emphasize the often wacky humor in this goofy faux-British mystery. Sprawling, outlandish tale." -"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
""Readers will enjoy Angleberger's penchant for the absurd as well as his many droll asides. With Angleberger's many eclectic characters, his wild-and-witty storytelling, and a lighthearted but perplexing mystery--involving a "lump" of diamonds, a couple of wigs, and a bust of Napoleon--readers are in for a treat." -"Publishers Weekly
""From the author of "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda," here's an amusing romp of a mystery that balances skulduggery with just rewards." -"Booklist"" ""Much like Dickens or Dahl, an opinionated narrator with a strong sense of the ridiculous directs this story." -"School Library Journal.
Tom Angleberger ("Rise of the RoboShoes(TM)") began writing his first novel in eighth grade, but never completed it. Since then, he's been a newspaper reporter and columnist, a juggler, a weed boy, a lawn-mower-part assembler, and a biology research assistant. This bestselling author insists he's not really all that creative--"I'm more of a puzzle-putter-together."