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Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure: Another Story to Make You Squirm e-book

Author:

Tony Ross,Lynne Reid Banks

Language:

English

Category:

Children

Subcategory:

Animals

ePub size:

1577 kb

Other formats:

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

Harpercollins Childrens Books; 1st edition (February 2001)

Pages:

192

ISBN:

0060291397

Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure: Another Story to Make You Squirm e-book

by Tony Ross,Lynne Reid Banks


The stories always began like that. He thought marine centipedes – his distant cousins – were brll, not to say cl and wckd.

The stories always began like that. But she cut the story short at the most exciting part, because she thought she heard something interesting bumping about on the no-top-world over their heads, and scuttled off to investigate it. That left Harry, tummy full of stag beetle, not feeling like moving much, wanting to know the end of the story – and missing George. I mean, he’d disappeared.

Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure: Another Story to Make You Squirm.

Harry the poisonous centipede is in big trouble. Lynne Reid Banks is a British author of books for children and adults

Harry the poisonous centipede is in big trouble. Despite his mother's warnings, he leaves his safe nest-tunnel and finds himself captured by a young Hoo-Min bug collector. Together with his friend George, he's shut into a hard-air prison (a glass jar to you). Lynne Reid Banks is a British author of books for children and adults. She has written forty books, including the best-selling children's novel The Indian in the Cupboard, which has sold over 10 million copies and been made into a film. Banks was born in London, the only child of James and Muriel Reid Banks.

Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all of Lynne Reid Banks’s . Tony Ross’s wonderful illustrations perfectly capture the small world of Harry. Suddenly the most awful thing happened.

Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all of Lynne Reid Banks’s usual charm and humour. Suddenly the most awful thing happened

Another Story to Make You Squirm. by Lynne Reid Banks & illustrated by Tony Ross.

Another Story to Make You Squirm. In this second book about Harry the Poisonous Centipede (1998) our intrepid hero and his friend George are captured by a "hoo-man" and are catapulted into a series of adventures precipitated by the need to find their way home. Banks, in the Indian in the Cupboard books, has previously used the traditional device of having an inanimate object or a tiny creature as the focus of a story with great success. But in spite of an unusual hero and a potentially interesting premise, this book is seriously flawed.

Lynne Reid Banks (born 31 July 1929) is a British author of books . Harry the Poisonous Centipede: a story to make you squirm (1997).

Lynne Reid Banks (born 31 July 1929) is a British author of books for children and adults. She has written forty-five books, including the best-selling children's novel The Indian in the Cupboard, which has sold over 10 million copies and has been successfully adapted to film. Her first novel, The L-Shaped Room, published in 1960, was an instant and lasting best seller. It was later made into a movie of the same name and led to two sequels, The Backward Shadow and Two is Lonely. Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure (2001). Harry the Poisonous Centipede Goes to Sea (2006).

Banks, Lynne Reid, 1929-; Ross, Tony, il. Centipedes, Centipedes, Insects, Adventure and adventurers. When their adventures lead them to explore the biggest and scariest villain of all, Harry and George realize that they are not brave, only reckless and foolish.

Banks, Lynne Reid, 1929-; Ross, Tony, ill. Publication date. New York : Morrow Junior Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana.

Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all of Lynne Reid . Bookmate – an app that makes you want to read.

Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all Lynne Reid Banks's usual charm and humour

Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all Lynne Reid Banks's usual charm and humour. Harry the poisonous centipede and his friend, George, are captured by the dreaded Hoo-Mins. How on earth can they escape from their hard-air prisons? Glass jars are too hard to climb, they're too slippery, and the holes in the top are small

Illustrated by Tom Ross. Harry was a poisonous centipede. Harry had heard many stories about his cousins, who long ago had moved from earth-tunnels to homes by the ocean. But Belinda shook her head.

Illustrated by Tom Ross. You may think that’s not a very nice thing to be. But Harry thought it was fine. He’d never been anything else, and he liked being what he was. If you’d told him centipedes are nasty scary creepy-crawlies, he would have been very surprised and rather hurt. And if you’d told him that biting things with poisonous pincers was wrong or cruel, he would probably have told you not to be ridiculous.

When his friend, George, suddenly goes missing, Harry knows that he will have to leave the safety of his home in order to find him and so ventures out where he soon encounters flying swoopers, belly crawlers, and other fearsome insects at every turn.
Aver
This is the second book in Lynne Reid Banks' series on Harry the Poisonous Centipede. I loved the first 80% of the first book, but detested the ending -- and so, sadly, decided not to recommend it to my son. But I thought that maybe I could recommend to him this sequel -- that maybe it would preserve and extend what I liked about the first book without containing what I had disliked -- so I read this book hoping it would be one I could recommend.

No, I'm now officially giving up on this series. I loved the first four chapters, became ambivalent in chapter 5, persevered in chapters 7 through 14, then finally gave up and stopped reading a few pages into chapter 15. I was reading a library copy and it is probably not an accident that someone had left a bookmark in chapter 15: quite possibly that reader gave up on the book in chapter 15 as well.

The gruesomeness at the end of book 1 which turned me off of an otherwise promising premise/story simply PERMEATES the sequel, and even though I would LOVE for my son to imagine life through the eyes of a simple creature like a centipede, this book series is not going to be the vehicle for that experience.
Iraraeal
This sequel about Harry (actually, Hxzltl, in Centipedish) and his friend George again takes the bugs out from down-under (ground, that is), into the forbidden Up-Pipe and the world of the HOO-MINS.

Here, the bug boys are caught in hard-air-prisons (jars), meet a tarantula, learn about rain and discover why it's important (sometimes) to listen to grown-ups.

I wasn't at all amused by their antics, but my opinion doesn't count. My 10-year old critter loves Harry and his friend. He likes animals, loves bugs, and adores rebellious characters. More than once, Harry has kept him up at night, reading under the covers. He's plowed through this book three times in the last month.

Perfect for second, third or fourth grade readers who prefer illustrated chapter books, the 180-page further adventures of a many-footed mischief-maker will delight kids of the same spirit.

--- Alyssa A. Lappen
Kizshura
Harry the Poisonous Centipede's BIG Adventure.

Author:Lynne Reid Banks.

Harry (actually Hxzlt) and George get caught by a Hoo-Min. They plan an escape but get caught by a flying bird who tries to eat them. Then they get thrown into the sea. They manage to hold on somehow. Will they ever make it back to their home. Find out by reading this amazing book. Go on an adventure with Harry and George, two centipede's that will do anything to get home.

Review by: Frances

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