Milo Speck, accidental agent

by Urban, Linda,

Format: Book on CD 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Audio/Visual juv CD URBAN Linda
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio/Visual
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j CD URBAN Linda
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Collection  Children's Audio Books
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When magic came to Milo Speck, it came in the form of a sock. "Figures," said Milo. So begins Milo's adventure in Ogregon, a place populated with hungry ogres, dino-sized turkeys, kidnapped kids, and-Dad? What's Milo's regular-old salesman father doing in Ogregon? For that matter, how did a shrimp like Milo end up there? He's no hero. He can't help those kids. Right? But there's no time for Milo to get the answers. After all, hungry ogres like nothing more than a tasty bite of boy, and what kid is going to stick around for that? A fast escape back home to Downriver is all that matters-until Milo realizes that what's really afoot in Ogregon goes far beyond an ogre quest for snack food. And his own family may be somehow mixed up in the dastardly plot. But what can a small boy in a very big world possibly do about that?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The mundane task of sorting laundry leads to an unexpected adventure for Milo Speck. His family's dryer is a portal between this world and Ogregon. He is unceremoniously yanked, via sock, into a world where a dastardly plot is under way to capture (and eat!) human children. As Milo tries to find a way home, he joins forces with the head of a secret agency dedicated to preserving the equilibrium between all worlds (Ogregon is just the tip of the iceberg), learning unexpected truths and a thing or two about bravery along the way. Taking inspiration from Roald Dahl and Edward Eager, Urban spins a tale both comical and surreal. The danger to Milo and the other children he meets is real without seeming imminent, so sensitive readers need not fear. Milo's resourcefulness and ability to differentiate between what works in books and what works in real life make him a winning hero. Though the story comes to a satisfying conclusion, a sequel is not beyond the realm of possibility.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""Scrawny" Milo Speck gets even scrawnier after he goes searching for a missing sock in the dryer and is yanked into a world of giant ogres who, as in Jack and the Beanstalk, aren't averse to grinding the bones of humans who come their way. When Milo discovers that his father may be in Ogregon, too, he tries to find his bearings in this dangerous world and attempt a rescue. The story's fantasy elements are a departure for Urban (The Center of Everything), but readers who are familiar with her books will recognize her characteristic attentiveness to characters' emotional lives; Milo's disequilibration in Ogregon only intensifies as he has to rethink everything he believes about his family (including his mother's disappearance a year earlier). As the progressing plot incorporates secret agents, giant turkeys, household appliances, and song-and-dance numbers, the story begins to take on a kitchen-sink feeling, but its clever humor and daring rescues will keep readers glued to Milo's adventures and hoping for future ones. Ages 9-12. Author's agent: Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Ghouls and ogres -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2016
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Ganser, L. J., narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Narrated by L.J. Ganser.
Audience 7 years and up.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact disc.
In container (17 cm.).
Description 5 audio discs (5 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781501910739
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