Horton Halfpott, or, The fiendish mystery of Smugwick Manor, or, The loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's corset

by Angleberger, Tom,

Format: Print Book 2011
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Summary

Tom Angleberger's latest, loopiest middle-grade novel begins when M'Lady Luggertuck loosens her corset (it's never been loosened before!), thereby setting off a chain of events in which all the strict rules of Smugwick Manor are abandoned. When, as a result of "the Loosening," the precious family heirloom, the Luggertuck Lump (quite literally a lump), goes missing, the Luggertucks look for someone to blame. Is it Horton Halfpott, the good-natured but lowly kitchen boy who can't tell a lie? Or one of the many colorful cast members in this silly romp of a mystery.

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 ├ęclair. 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

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Horton Halfpott, the lowly (but likable) scullery boy at Smugwick Manor, falls in love with Celia Sylvan-Smythe, the young heiress, who has attracted the unwanted attention of his employers' high-born (but despicable) son Luther Luggertuck. The plot thickens when the Luggertuck Lump ( possibly the world's largest diamond and certainly the ugliest ) is stolen and a suspicious band of shipless pirates turns up in the area. Billed as . Victorian spoof. the amusing story is related by a narrator who occasionally stops the action and addresses readers directly ( Reader, do not panic ). Each chapter opens with an amusing drawing of one or more characters along with a heading, such a. In Which Miss Neversly Is Disobeyed and Dawdling Occurs . . . . and each unfolds with droll humor as well as action. From the author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (2010), here's an amusing romp of a mystery that balances skulduggery with just rewards.--Phelan, Caroly. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Angleberger's rambling title sets readers up for this oddly entertaining tale of a downtrodden, mistreated kitchen boy who, through a series of haphazard events, becomes an unlikely hero. Horton Halfpott is a hardworking but oft-beaten servant at Smugwick Manor, home to the wealthy Luggertucks, including the nasty and demanding M'Lady Luggertuck and her cruel son, Luther. Comically ruthless and greedy, these two antagonists make their multitude of servants outright miserable. When a family treasure goes missing, a bumbling detective is brought it to find the culprit. Readers will enjoy Angleberger's (The Strange Case of Origami Yoda) penchant for the absurd as well as his many droll asides: "Fear not, Reader, we will not dwell on these romantic inklings, not if you don't wish to," he writes after "the most beautiful girl [Horton] had ever seen" smiles at him. "But it really was a nice smile." The ending satisfies, and 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. Ages 8-12. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Household employees -- Juvenile fiction.
Social classes -- Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Juvenile fiction.
Household employees -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Juvenile fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Amulet Books,2011
Other Titles Fiendish mystery of Smugwick Manor
Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's corset
Loosening of My Lady Luggertuck's corset
Audience 009-012.
Language English
Description 206 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780810997158 (hbk.)
0810997150 (hbk.)
9781419701696 (paperback)
141970169X (paperback)
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