Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder
Written by Jo Nesbo
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A Richard and Judy Children's Book Club selection 2011 - Fluent Readers.
Short-listed for Best Norwegian Children's Book 2007.
Fuelled by farts, this is fast-paced and a delightfully ridiculous adventure from a debut children's writer but a well established and bestselling adult author Jo Nesbø who has been fairly compared to Stieg Larsson, the creator of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Newly moved into the neighbourhood, Nilly meets a strange old man who turns out to be Doctor Proctor, an almost famous inventor who is about to come up with a super-strength fart powder which can propel people into outer space. Can Nilly and his new friend Lisa help the mad professor and can they keep the fart powder safe from those who want to steal it?
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo
Dr Proctor is an ageing inventor just waiting for his big break. When he teams up with his next-door neighbour Lise and her peculiar friend Nilli in making the world's most powerful fart powder, it seems his dream may be coming true, but the ruthless twins Truls and Trym Thrane are lurking in the background just waiting to spoil their plans. The drama that follows has repercussions that stretch beyond the imagination, inolving a wild chase through the sewer system of Oslo, anacondas and NASA. Full of humour and witty dialogue, Jo Nesbø creates wonderfully weird characters and lets his imagination run wild in this delightful children's book debut, reminiscent of Roald Dahl.
"This terrific book will make you laugh, and cherish your friends." James Patterson
"A hilarious story... Great to see real talent emerge in a category often dominated by formulaic series." The Bookseller
"rib-tickling tale." Kirkus Reviews
"a sweet, silly, and often amusing tale..." Publishers Weekly
"Lashings of silliness, quirkiness, self-deprecating humour, and a rollicking plot… Everyone will wish they knew a mad scientist who had a magic powder that could send them farting into the sky like a rocket." The Bookbag.co.uk
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Simon & Schuster Children's an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
4th March 2010
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