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Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant

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ISBN 9780007241620
Barcode 9780007241620
Published 26 March 2018 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New title
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Author(s) By Landy, Derek
Series Skulduggery Pleasant (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780007241620
ISBN-10 0007241623
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 26 March 2018
International Publication Date 3 September 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Landy, Derek
Series Skulduggery Pleasant (part: 1)
Category Award Winning
Horror & Ghost Stories, Chillers
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 270g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Magic, Wizards, Fantasy, Detectives
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 49339

Description of this Book

Get ready for the biggest NEW children's publishing phenomenon, now in paperback! So you won't keep anything from me again? He put his hand to his chest. Cross my heart and hope to die. Okay then. Though you don't actually have a heart, she said. I know. And technically, you've already died. I know that too. Just so we're clear. Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source -- the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard. When all hell breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead. Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough. And if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture! Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Red House Children's Book Awards: Overall Winner 2008 -- Winner of Red House Children's Book Awards: Books for Older Readers 2008 -- Winner of Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards: Book of the Decade 2000-2009 -- Short-listed for Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children's Book of the Year Award: Senior 2008
NZ Review Hugely enjoyable -- a thrill-a-minute adventure.' Jonathan Stroud 'It's exciting, pacy, nicely handled and fun. I sincerely hope Landy revisits these characters.' Philip Ardagh, Guardian 'A gripping debut.' Phil Hogan, Observer 'Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humour, magic and adventure. Once you've met Stephanie and Skullduggery, you'll be clamouring for a sequel.' Rick Riordan A remarkably accomplished debut with wonderful dialogue. Robert Dunbar, Irish Times [Landy's] fight scenes are perfectly pitched. His characters are exceptionally well drawn and delightfully colourful! Reading [this book] is like riding a rollercoaster. Irish Independent Landy's witty style will win him fans of all ages! With writing of this standard, a rattling plot and definite potential for cross-over appeal, it's a good job Harry's [Potter] resigning before he's forcibly retired. Irish Mail on Sunday Humour and magic combine in this thrilling adventure. Waterstone's Books Quarterly !people in the book world are raving about this book. Glasgow Herald It's pacy, it's funny, it's irreverent. The relationship between Skulduggery and Stephanie is tremendously strong. Stephanie is a splendid character -- blunt, logical and outspoken! We enjoyed Skkulduggery Pleasant. Muchly. Roll on volume two! The Book Bag A rip-roaring adventure. Irish Sunday Independent Full of black humour, super powers, mysteries, murder and mayhem. Carousel
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his children's story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous horror film. I think my career-guidance teacher is spinning in her grave, he says, or she would be if she were dead.

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