Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go (Paperback)

Where the Bad Kids Go

By Dale E. Basye, Bob Dob (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, 9780375840760, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2009

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Description

When Milton and Marlo Fauster die in a marshmallow-bear explosion, they get sent straight to Heck, an otherworldly reform school. Milton can understand why his kleptomaniac sister is here, but Milton is--or was--a model citizen. Has a mistake been made? Not according to Bea "Elsa" Bubb, the Principal of Darkness. She doesn't make mistakes. She personally sees to it that Heck--whether it be home ec class with Lizzie Borden, ethics with Richard Nixon, or gym with Blackbeard the pirate--is especially, well, heckish for the Fausters. Will Milton and Marlo find a way to escape? Or are they stuck here for all eternity, or until they turn eighteen, whichever comes first?

★ "The author' umpteen clever allusions . . . make this book truly sparkle."--Publishers Weekly, Starred.


About the Author

Dale E. Basye has been a journalist, a film critic, and a publisher of an arts and entertainment newspaper. He is currently a writer and creative director for several children's Web sites. He lives with his wife and son in Portland, Oregon. Please visit him on the Web at www.wherethebadkidsgo.com.


Praise For Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, June 30, 2008:
"The author's umpteen clever allusions...make this book truly sparkle."

Review, The Wall Street Journal, July 26-27, 2008:
"Parents and readers . . . are in for a treat with Dale E. Basye's very funny debut novel."

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