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The Broken Leg of Doom

Written by Pamela Butchart

Illustrated by Thomas Flintham

Part of the Baby Aliens Series

Featured Books for 7+ readers Humorous School Stories

LoveReading View on The Broken Leg of Doom

Curses, casts and the best laugh out loud adventures around

Selected for The Book Box by LoveReading4Kids

It all starts when Maisie breaks her leg dancing (the dancing was Jodie’s idea) and ends up in hospital, but, as is the way with Pamela Butchart’s brilliant and brilliantly funny primary school set series Baby Aliens, things just snowball from there. Before you know it the action involves curses, missing cuddly toys, ghosts and a mummy, and trolley loads of tuna sandwiches. It’s all recounted at a breathless, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pace by Maisie’s best friend Izzy, with cartoon illustrations by Thomas Flintham speeding things up even more, and it makes for some of the funniest, most addictive reading around. No matter how zany things get, there’s a logic to everything that happens that children will completely understand and it’s not hard to see why this series is so popular with readers. This is the tenth Baby Aliens adventure, but it works perfectly as a stand-alone.   

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The Broken Leg of Doom Synopsis

When a session of extreme dancing leaves Maisie in hospital with a broken leg, things take a turn for the weird! Strange noises in the ward at night, missing cuddly toys and a sandwich trolley that only ever has TUNA sandwiches. Could Maisie's leg be CURSED? If it is, and it DEFINITELY IS, then everything is DOOMED!

Hilarious, illustrated school-based antics where everything that happens leads to DRAMA and RUNNING AROUND and even some FAINTING!

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ISBN: 9781788007870
Publication date: 14/01/2021
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788007870
Publication date: 14th January 2021
Author: Pamela Butchart
Illustrator: Thomas Flintham
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Humorous, School Stories

About Pamela Butchart

As a child, Pamela Butchart was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of pets, have a mum and dad who were bonkers, and go to The Best Most Awesome Primary School in the WorldTM. As a student, Pamela's student jobs included: fishwife, teaching basketball in America, phlebotomist, and Artist Liaison for a (really bad) Abba tribute band. Now, Pamela teaches philosophy to teenagers and spends all day pondering questions such as, 'Is time travel possible?' and 'How do I know I'm not really a robot?' The stories write themselves really...Pamela lives in Dundee with ...

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