Rare Beasts

Rare Beasts

Book - 2003
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The sinister siblings, twins Edgar and Ellen, kidnap the pets of Nod's Limb's youngest citizens and turn them into "rare beasts" in hopes of making money to finance future pranks.
Publisher: Berkeley : Tricycle Press, 2003
ISBN: 9781582461106
1582461104
Branch Call Number: J OGD
Characteristics: 110 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Carton, Rick - Illustrator

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gillythebetter
Feb 11, 2016

From Wikipedia:
Rare Beasts 2003
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Under Town 2004
Pet's Revenge 2006
High Wire 2006
Nod's Limbs 2007
Mischief Manual 2007
Hot Air 2008
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Split Ends January 2009

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kalio
Aug 17, 2010

Orphans turn downright nasty in Rare Beasts, a slim volume overflowing with the devious deeds of twelve-year-old twins Edgar and Ellen. Their parents are off on a lengthy (it?s been years) round-the-world vacation?and no wonder, because Edgar and Ellen are the terror of the town of Nod?s Limbs. The deceitful duo runs amuck in a tall, narrow old house. They have a gloomy groundskeeper called Heimertz and a pet, named Pet, who they occasionally torment. In fact, it?s the presence of Pet that gives the siblings the idea for their latest evil plan?steal the town?s beloved pets, deck them out in paint and glitter, and sell them for a fortune as rare and exotic beasts. With money in their grubby little pockets, the twins will be able to fund all manner of underhanded schemes. It?s a master plan and Edgar and Ellen are determined to carry it out to perfection?if their own in-fighting and constant bickering (not to mention a very big pet snake) doesn?t get in the way. Rare Beasts is the first offering a series by author Charles Ogden, and he holds nothing back in making his hero and heroine as gleefully diabolical as possible. Edgar and Ellen are so outlandishly over-the-top awful that he gets away with it and the result is a deliciously naughty little book. Whether the sneaky siblings develop any morals?and we rather hope they don?t?remains to be seen in book two (Tourist Trap) and its many prank-filled sequels.

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lms Jun 01, 2008

"Twelve-year-old twins Edgar and Ellen live alone in the weidest, most depressing house in the town of Nod's Limb. The siblings are plotting an attack on a neighboring town, but they need cash for battle supplies so they decide to open an exotic-animal business. The terrible two stage a raid on the town; kidnap the local pets; and dress them up with feathers, glue, glitter, and paint, and then offer the grotesque creatures back to the town at ppreposterous prices

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