When a family of five is stranded in an eerie wood, Harry, the youngest, is turned into a furry beast who wishes to be called Rosebud, by a madman who wants to use him to get control of the world.
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Grade 4-7 Keller's latest offering is a combination of outrageous fantasy, convoluted punning humor, social commentary and gentle, sympathetic characters. Faced with a life on welfare after she loses her job, Mother chooses to take a chance on the wilderness retreat left to her by her great-uncle Elmo. Packing up her three daughters and 5-year-old Harry (Rosebud), a disaster waiting to happen, she drives off in a patched-up hippie van to find the land. The forest in which they become stranded is possessed by an evil outcast from Transylvania, Count Beckwids, who captures Harry so that, cloned, he can be turned loose to destroy the world. Harry accidentally becomes a hairy beast who transforms into any image which pops into his head. After a wild chase by carpet, limousine, motorcycle and other conveyances produced by Rosebud's literal mind, the family foils the wicked Count. In this tale, Keller creates mood, scene and character in quick sure strokes. Sally T. Margolis, Town and Country Day School, Kensington, Md.
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Book Description Trophy Pr, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0064402460
Book Description Trophy Pr, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 64402460