Eddy Stone and the Mean Genie's Curse

Written by Simon Cherry

Illustrated by Francis Blake

Part of the Eddy Stone Series

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LoveReading View on Eddy Stone and the Mean Genie's Curse

Ludicrous and very funny magical adventure

Fast-paced and very funny, Eddy Stone’s new adventure involves wizards, emperors, talking (dancing) camels and lots more that is very silly indeed.  It all begins when Eddy buys a parcel of stuff in the house clearance at the town’s old manor.  It turns out to contain a wizard with no body and a curse.  He has to give everyone a wish, but they never work out as the wisher wanted.  For example, when Eddy’s dad wishes he could sit around in front of the TV all day, he turns into a sofa. The only way Eddy can put things right is by heading to the wizard’s home in another magical land.  The adventure that follows is consistently inventive, packed with cracking one-liners and lots of very funny set ups.  There are two other Eddy Stone adventures, and I’d recommend you buy the lot. 

Andrea Reece

Eddy Stone and the Mean Genie's Curse Synopsis

When Eddy Stone accidentally releases a wizard from a cursed lamp, his town's wishes start coming true and his world is turned upside down. Tumbling into a land of genies, mad emperors and dancing camels, can Eddy put a stop to this wayward wishing?

Eddy Stone and the Mean Genie's Curse Reader Reviews

Some of our older Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Daniel Bisland, age 8 - 'I give it 10/10. I recommend it to 8+ readers who love adventure! I found the book funny and liked the poem (Poem for the Captain) and the song (The Captain’s Seasick Sea Shanty).'
  • Lewis Briggs, age 9 - 'This book is excellent! If I could rate it, it would be a 10. I can't wait to read (if there is) the next book because I have a feeling it would be even better (if that's possible!)'
  • Ellen Cox, age 9 - 'Not as good as the blurb!'
  • Jennifer Wood, age 8 - 'Great read, a really different kind of story.'

Eddy Stone and the Mean Genie's Curse Press Reviews

Praise for the series;

'A charming, surreal and batty trip into a world of Pythonesque Pirates , buried treasure and total silliness. Lovely' - Lenny Henry

'Oh how I wish the wonderfully told adventures of this unforgettable pirate and the boy who befriends him had existed when I was young. I shall pretend I still am and read them again and again' - Stephen Fry

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ISBN: 9781474936750
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474936750
Publication date: 9th August 2018
Author: Simon Cherry
Illustrator: Francis Blake
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Humorous
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About Simon Cherry

Simon Cherry is an experienced television producer, writer and director who worked in Melvyn Bragg’s Arts Department at ITV for almost twenty years. Simon lives in Surrey with his wife, two teenage sons and a ginger cat, and hopes that one day his shed might also turn into a sailing ship. Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-up (now Epic Holiday Adventure) was Simon’s first book for children.

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