Terrible Two, The
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£6.99

Format
Paperback

Age Range
8-12 Years

Publishing Date
03/03/2015

Pages
224 pages

Height
203mm

Width
152mm

Illustrations
Black-and-white illustrations throughout

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean

ISBN
9781419716676

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Terrible Two, The


Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town’s best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game.It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud.

In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at the same time.

About the Author(s)
Mac Barnett, Jory John and Kevin Cornell

Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children, including Extra Yarn, which won a 2013 Caldecott Honor, and Battle Bunny.

Jory John is a writer, editor, and journalist. He is coauthor of the bestselling All My Friends Are Dead.

Kevin Cornell is the illustrator of many childrenÂ’s books, including Count the Monkeys and Mustache!, both by Mac Barnett.

Reviews
"This is another great book for fans of Wimpy Kid, Big Nate and the World According to Norm. Readers will love Miles and the nerdy class helper Niles as they spar and snipe and eventually work together." Jane Howarth, Birmingham Mail

Funny books that transcend silliness and are written with skill are rare. But The Terrible Two by the award-winning American authors Jory John and Mac Barnett, is rich in deadpan jokes and sprightly turns of phrase. Miles hopes to maintain his reputation as a prankster in his new school but arrives to find himself already out-pranked. A war of practical jokes ensues, until he and his adversary collaborate. Smartly observant of school life, and illustrated by Kevin Cornell in a retro comic-book style, it is ideal for reading aloud. Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times (Culture) 05.04.15

Perfect for fans of The Diary of the Wimpy Kid or Tom Gates, is The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John. Here is a tale that is almost a guidebook on the art and etiquette of pranking. Miles who prides himself in having been the best prankster at his old school and intent on creating such a reputation for himself again the only problem is that Yawnee Valley already has its own master of the practical joke. Vicky Allan The Herald 04.04.15

a tale thats loaded with cunning high jinks, neat pieces of outwitting, some great gags and more than you ever wanted to know about cows. FT Life & Arts 07.03.15

"Stylish, full of skilfully imagined pranks and frequently laugh-out-loud funny, this has all the makings of the start of a series with staying power." Teach Primary, March 2015

"Tempt those teens still addicted to Wimpy Kid with something slightly more challenging; its written in the first person, which allows a more sophisticated level of humour and the two likeable protagonists are refreshingly three-dimensional." Teach Secondary, April 2015

"A tale thats loaded with cunning high jinks, neat pieces of outwitting, some great gags and more than you ever wanted to know about cows." Financial Times, Life & Arts 07.03.15

"An early contender for the funniest middle grade novel of the year." Booktrust Books We Like March 2015

"This book was so funny I read it five times !" Luca (Age 12) St Thomas of Aquin's RC High School, Edinburgh


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