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Curse of the werepenguin.

by Woodrow, Allan,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
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Summary
" Young Frankenstein meets The Princess Bride in the most hysterically hilarious book I've read in years."--Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author

All orphan Bolt Wattle has ever wanted was to find his true family. When a mysterious baron in far-off Brugaria sends for Bolt, he wonders if he's getting closer to finding his long-lost parents. But Baron Chordata appears to be a twelve-year-old boy who wears tuxedos all the time, shouts at everyone, and forbids Bolt from asking questions. Things couldn't get any worse . . . until midnight, when the Baron bites Bolt and turns him into a half boy, half penguin. Then things really couldn't get worse-- nope, wait, they get a lot worse. With the help and hindrance of a plucky girl who just might be the world's greatest bandit, a whale cult led by a man whose weapon is a stale loaf of French bread, and a sinister but friendly fortune-teller who can't stop cackling, Bolt's on a quest to reverse the curse, return to human form, and stop the Baron from taking over the country of Brugaria with his army of mind-controlled penguins in what might be the weirdest--and funniest--middle-grade novel you've ever read.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Preteen orphan Humboldt Bolt Wattle's sharp longing for family leads him into some peculiar pickles after he's suddenly summoned from the Oak Wilt Home for Unwanted Boys to the remote fishing village of Volgelplatz, where he's bitten by fanged werepenguin Count Chordata a shapechanger whose very name causes bystanders to scream and faint every time (every time) it's mentioned. Distracted though he may be by a new, voracious appetite for raw fish, Bolt has but three days to prevent both his own permanent transformation and an invasion by the Count's army of mind-controlled penguins. Getting help and hindrance in roughly equal measures from local residents (notably Annika, an aspiring young bandit, and a group of orca worshippers led by a baguette-wielding Prince of Whales), he ultimately prevails in a preposterously strung-out climax that also sets the stage for a veritable barrage of family revelations and reunions. Blithely tweaking genre tropes and clich├ęs as he goes, Woodrow will leave readers with a taste for such diversions not to mention a taste for fish sticks howling at the moon.--John Peters Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects catreq 12/3/21 mn
Publisher 2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Brown, Scott (Illustrator), illustrator.
Notes All orphan Bolt Wattle has ever wanted was to find his true family. When a mysterious baron in far-off Brugaria sends for Bolt, he wonders if he's getting closer to finding his long-lost parents. But Baron Chordata appears to be a twelve-year-old boy who wears tuxedos all the time, shouts at everyone, and forbids Bolt from asking questions. Things couldn't get any worse . . . until midnight, when the Baron bites Bolt and turns him into a half boy, half penguin.
Includes excerpt from The revenge of the werepenguin.
Ages 8-12.
Description 333 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780451480460
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