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.
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?
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.
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
|Publication date:||9th August 2018|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Humorous|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
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.More About Simon Cherry