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

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IL: MG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
880L
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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 éclair. 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
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9780810997158
9781419701696
141970169
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.8, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
880L
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subject_facet Conduct of life -- Fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Detective and mystery stories, Juvenile, Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Fiction, Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Juvenile fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Juvenile fiction, Historical fiction, Household employees -- Fiction, Household employees -- Juvenile fiction, Mystery and detective stories, Social classes -- Fiction, Social classes -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Horton Halfpott, or, The fiendish mystery of Smugwick Manor, or, The loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's corset
title_full Horton Halfpott, or, The fiendish mystery of Smugwick Manor, or, The loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's corset / Tom Angleberger ; with illustrations by the author
title_short Horton Halfpott, or, The fiendish mystery of Smugwick Manor, or, The loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's corset
topic_facet Conduct of life, Detective and mystery stories, Juvenile, Eccentrics and eccentricities, History, Household employees, Mystery and detective stories, Social classes