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Playschool

Everyday five of the Flood children travel halfway around the world to Quicklime College, the ultimate school for witches and wizards. Sports day is coming up and Orkward Warlock, the vilest child in the school and his sidekick, the Toad, hate the big happy Flood family and are p... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781741660265
Published 7 April 2006 by Random House
Format Paperback, New title
Author(s) By Thompson, Colin
Series Floods (part: Bk.2)

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ISBN-13 9781741660265
ISBN-10 1741660262
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; usually ships 5-14 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Australia
Publication Date 7 April 2006
International Publication Date 1 February 2006
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Thompson, Colin
Series Floods (part: Bk.2)
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Magic, Witches, Wizards, School sports, Children's stories
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 218g
Dewey Code A823.3
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Look through the cobwebbed, murky arched window in deepest Patagonia, and this is what you might see...Every day five of the Flood children travel halfway round the world to Quicklime College, the ultimate school for witches and wizards. There's no time for silly games flying around on broomsticks. Sports day is coming up, and before you even wonder how four-legged Satanella copes with the three-legged race, here's a secret for you. Orkward Warlock, the vilest child in the school, and his sidekick, The Toad, hate the big happy Floods family. And they're plotting to kill the Floods - on sports day.

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Awards & Reviews

NZ Review The Floods is The Addams Family with an edge. Book 1 in the series is funny, irreverent and gross in the way that appeals to boys... This is a book that is certain to grab the attention of many readers who enjoy humour and should be in school libraries. -- Fiction Focus

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Author's Bio

Born in London in 1942, Colin Thompson has worked as a silk-screen printer, graphic designer, stage manager and BBC documentary maker. Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin has had more than 40 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel HOW TO LIVE FOREVER and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for THE SHORT AND INCREDIBLY HAPPY LIFE OF RILEY. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include HOW TO LIVE FOREVER, numerous picture books, THE FLOODS series, and THE BIG LITTLE BOOK OF HAPPY SADNESS picture book (released 2008).

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