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The Willoughbys

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Abandoned by their ill-humored parents to the care of an odious nanny, Tim, the twins, Barnaby A and Barnaby B, and their sister, Jane, attempt to fulfill their roles as good oldfashioned children. Following the models set in lauded tales from A Christmas Carol to Mary Poppins, the four Willoughbys hope to attain their proscribed happy ending too, or at least a satisfyingly maudlin one. However, it is an unquestionably ruthless act that sets in motion the transformations that lead to their salvation and to happy endings for not only the four children, but their nanny, an abandoned baby, a candy magnate, and his long-lost son too. Replete with a tongue-in-cheek glossary and bibliography, this hilarious and decidedly old-fashioned parody pays playful homage to classic works of children's literature.


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Publisher: HMH Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: May 5, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780547345055
  • Release date: May 5, 2011

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780547345055
  • File size: 7552 KB
  • Release date: March 31, 2008

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Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.2
Lexile® Measure:790
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:3-4

Abandoned by their ill-humored parents to the care of an odious nanny, Tim, the twins, Barnaby A and Barnaby B, and their sister, Jane, attempt to fulfill their roles as good oldfashioned children. Following the models set in lauded tales from A Christmas Carol to Mary Poppins, the four Willoughbys hope to attain their proscribed happy ending too, or at least a satisfyingly maudlin one. However, it is an unquestionably ruthless act that sets in motion the transformations that lead to their salvation and to happy endings for not only the four children, but their nanny, an abandoned baby, a candy magnate, and his long-lost son too. Replete with a tongue-in-cheek glossary and bibliography, this hilarious and decidedly old-fashioned parody pays playful homage to classic works of children's literature.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    HMH Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: May 5, 2011

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780547345055
    Release date: May 5, 2011

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780547345055
    File size: 7552 KB
    Release date: March 31, 2008

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.2
    Lexile® Measure: 790
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty: 3-4
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