These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.
--Gilbert Highet

Elementary readersUpper elementary readersMiddle school readers
8 stars

House Called Awful End

AR: 6.3
Lexile: 980
RC: 5.9
by Philip Ardagh     Illus. by David Roberts
Normal-length Picture Book
Genre: Funny Fiction

Original post — Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The first novel of the Eddie Dickens Trilogy, in which we are introduced to Eddie, the protagonist, a fancy word for "main character." Due to his parents' illness, he has to stay with his aunt and uncle, who are both quite mad. That is to say they are both very crazy, not angry, though they often do get angry, in which case one could call them mad as well as mad.

If you enjoy this type of silly word-play, then you should pick up this book. After you pick it up you should read it. Indeed, you get much more pleasure from reading books than from merely holding them!

(Last modified:08/24/2007)

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