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The lost treasure of Little Snoring

by Gardner, Lyn (Theater critic),

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Fiction J Gar
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  J Gar
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Fiction J F GARDNER 2015 CRAFTON 4/15
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Juvenile - Fiction
Call Number  J F GARDNER 2015 CRAFTON 4/15
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j GARDNER
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  j GARDNER
Upper St. Clair Township Library Easy Chapter Books JECB GARDNER G1
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Easy Chapter Books
Call Number  JECB GARDNER G1
The McNasty pirate twins, Captain Gruesome and his brother, Captain Grisly, are determined to get their grubby hands on the treasure buried in the sleepy seaside village of Little Snoring. But the McNastys discover that two clever young friends, Tat and Hetty, are equally determined to find the treasure, and soon they are all embroiled in a rollicking test of wits to see which pair will prevail. Faced with the excessive mucus running from the nose of the pirates' second mate, Mrs. Slime; the Big, Scary, Very Dark, Dense Forest Where No One In Their Right Mind Would Want To Go and a walk on the plank of the pirate ship The Rotten Apple, do the children stand a chance? With its over-the-top pirate antics and nonstop gross-out humor, this hysterical chapter book from author Lyn Gardner hits the spot for early readers. The funny artwork from award-winning illustrator Ros Asquith offers frequent witty asides and visual gags, and will be a draw for reluctant readers. Central to the story's appeal is Tat, the highly relatable boy hero who struggles with his schoolwork (and his teacher) but proves to everyone he excels at many important real-life skills. This book is sure to be hugely popular with youngsters, particularly boys, looking for a great story for classroom free-reading periods. It also works well for lessons on humor in storytelling.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Twin pirates, the Ghastly McNasty brothers, have zeroed in on Little Snoring as the site of their dastardly hunt for treasure. Thanks to the Pirate Post, they have heard rumors of a long-buried treasure in the town and decided they want it for their own. Also in the market for fast cash is Tat, short for Trevor Augustus Trout, whose family members are facing eviction if they cannot raise some money. While his parents and younger sister are away for the weekend, Tat, his brilliant friend Hetty, and his cat named Dog decide to try to find the rumored treasure, which pits them against the McNasty brothers. The beginning of a new series, this will appeal to young readers who like their humor on the absurd side and with a British flavor. The drawings not only illustrate the action and give clues to what is going to happen but they will give a good laugh to readers who take the time to study them.--Roush, Suanne Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Gardner, Lyn (Theater critic). Ghastly McNastys ; 1.
Subjects Pirates -- Juvenile fiction.
Treasure troves -- Juvenile fiction.
Humorous stories.
Pirates -- Fiction.
Buried treasure -- Fiction.
Publisher Tonawanda, NY :2015
Contributors Asquith, Ros, illustrator.
Language English
Description 139 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9781771381468 (paperback)
1771381469 (paperback)
9781771381284 (bound)
1771381280 (bound)
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