"Face the facts!
When Howard Sykes comes home to find a giant thug -- the Goon -- in the kitchen, life turns upside down. Archer, one of seven siblings who control everything in their town from electricity to the police, has sent the Goon to collect the two thousand words Howard's father owes him. Suddenly, the Sykes family is caught in the middle of the wizards' battle for power -- and only Howard can save them!
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In a career spanning four decades, award-winning author Diana Wynne Jones (1934‒2011) wrote more than forty books of fantasy for young readers. Characterized by magic, multiple universes, witches and wizards—and a charismatic nine-lived enchanter—her books are filled with unlimited imagination, dazzling plots, and an effervescent sense of humor that earned her legendary status in the world of fantasy.Review:
Wickedly witty...a very funny, very suspenseful astral tale. (Publishers Weekly)
Unpredictable and spiced with unexpected humor...Archers Goon leaves readers wanting more. (starred review) (School Library Journal)
The writing in Archers Goon is fine and the scenes and characters fresh and well-drawn (Washington Post Book World)
Hilarious fantasy. (Horn Book Magazine)
A highly original fantasy...A most intriguing book. (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
A gloriously full-blown fantasy of brilliant dimensions . . . Jones humor and wit are as subtly riotous as ever. (ALA Booklist)
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Book Description Berkley, U.S.A., 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Later pr. Square, solid, unread -- what more could you ask for? When youreceive this book, you'll feel as though you've stumbled into a cave andcome across.an elven sword named Glamdring -- or the crown of the fabledPrester John -- a ring of invisibility.or even a Magic Lamp, prosaic asthat may sound! You MAY even cartwheel with glee! NOTE: In protectivemylar bag!. Bookseller Inventory # 021934
Book Description Berkley, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0425098885
Book Description Berkley, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0425098885
Book Description Berkley, 1987. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110425098885