Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

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9780060293949: Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

Suddenly the most awful thing happened.Something tightened around Harry's middle.He almost jumped into the air with fright...Something was holding him.Something was dragging him!Something was lifting him into the air!

When Harry the poisonous centipede's best friend, George, goes missing, Harry decides to find him. Not a good move when there are serious dangers outside his next-tunnel, such as flying swoopers, furry biters, and most terrifying of all -- Hoo-Mins!

When he gets captured by a young Hoo-Min, it's the worst nightmare a centi ever imagined. He finds himself in a glass jar. Around him are other captives-dung beetles, scorpions, a tarantula, and-another centi! Yes, it's George. But how can they escape from their hard-air prisons? And if they do, what terrifying events lie in wait for them before they can find their way back to their safe next-tunnel?

This sequel to the award-winning novel Harry the Poisonous Centipede weaves real facts about mini-beasts with an adventure tale that crackles with tension and humor to the very last page.

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After his earlier big adventures (divulged in Harry the Poisonous Centipede), one would think this young centipede would have had his fill of drama and excitement. But that would be a "not-so," in centi-lingo. Harry (technically, his real, Centipedish name is Hxzltl, but we can call him Harry) and his best friend George (Grnddjl) once again find themselves in a peck of trouble when they are trapped in hard-air prisons by the dreaded Hoo-Mins (who might call these prisons jars). They manage to escape, only to embark on an extended good news/bad news-style adventure that spans landscapes (and seascapes) and involves taunting tarantulas, incredibly annoying marine centipede cousins, and a friendly, former-potential-meal lady dung beetle. Whether bravely biting the heads off a veritable army of soldier ants or crackling forlornly to each other about their homesickness for Harry's mother, Belinda (Bkvlbbchk), Harry and George stick together and stick it out.

With tremendous wit and squirmy thrills, Lynne Reid Banks keeps her Hoo-Min readers on the edge of their seats. Prolific illustrator Tony Ross joins Banks again to portray in exciting black-and-white line drawings the surprising range of centi-emotions--and escapades. What next for Hxzltl and Grnddjl? (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Lynne Reid Banks was born in London. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she acted and wrote for the repertory stage. Later, she turned to journalism, becoming one of Britain's first female television news reporters. In 1962 she emigrated to Israel, where she married a sculptor, had three sons and taught for eight years in a kibbutz. She now lives with her husband in England. She writes, travels, and visits schools, at home and abroad, full-time. Among Lynne Reid Banks's popular novels for young readers are Angela and Diabola; Harry the Poisonous Centipede; The Fairy Rebel; The Farthest-Away Mountain; The Adventures of King Midas; The Magic Hare; Maura's Angel; and the award-winning Indian in the Cupboard books.

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Banks, Lynne Reid
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2001)
ISBN 10: 0060293942 ISBN 13: 9780060293949
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2001. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060293942

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