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Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent

Written by Lauren Child

Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent Synopsis

Another fantastic, witty and incredibly original story from award-winning Lauren Child. Hubert Horatio or H for short is a genius at almost absolutely everything. His parents on the other hand aren't too good with money...and fritter away the family fortune. It's up to Hubert and his friend, Stanton Harcourt to sort out the mess.

Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent Press Reviews

Praise for Lauren Child: 1 'Wacky, idiosyncratic stunners.' - THE SUNDAY TIMES 2 Books are at the mercy of their owners, but careless Herb, who has defaced his fairytale collection with scissors and pencil, finds the traditional characters taking revenge in Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?, a more robust tale than last year's Kate' Greenaway medal winner, I will not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, with wider appeal (including key stage 2 readers). - TES teacher 3 Herb, the expressively wide-eyed hero of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book, is better at reading pictures than words. Lauren Child's anarchic book inventively plays with fairy-tale conventions. Herb, in his crazy nighmare, falls unwittingly into his own book - climbing up words of dramatically changing typography and being chased through pages by well-known characters. Herbs earlier snipping-out of Prince Charming and ... adding moustaches and telephones exacerbates the chaos. - The Bookseller 4 A wonderfully imaginative, postmodern idea. Absorbing and with fantastical zany pictures. - The Observer Review 5 Hugely creative, Lauren Child's individual style is shown to perfection in this funny, subversive story. - Parentwise Boldly conceived and executed on all fronts - writing, drawng, design and topography - brilliantly funny and discerning. -- Carousel 'A compelling, quirky and highly original story with vibrant illustrations full of irony and humour...An optimistic book about the kind hearts that lurk beneath even the most irritating exteriors.' -- guardian 20050901 'Lauren Child is the illustrator of the moment . Her line drawings go perfectly with the hilariously dark story of Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent, the rich boy who masterminds his family through financial ruin.' -- The Sunday Express 'S' magazine supplement's 'hottest children's books for Christmas. 20050901 Such delicious visual jokes abound in this most modern fairy tale - young readers will love it. -- Books for Keeps 20050901 Child's witty, deadpan text is, as ever, incorporated into her illustrations as a vibrant element... Such delicious visual jokes abound in this most inventive modern fairy tale - yound readers will love it. -- Books for Keeps 20050901

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340877890
Publication date: 13th October 2005
Author: Lauren Child
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 50 pages

About Lauren Child

Lauren Child attended art schools in both Manchester and London. She is now a children's writer and illustrator, an artist's assistant and also works for a design consultancy. Lauren was awarded the Greenaway Medal in 2001 for Clarice Bean That's Me and won the Bronze Smarties Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. She is amazingly talented and was selected for inclusion in Quentin Blake's Magic Pencil Exhibition at the British Library, which was made up from the cream of current British Children's Illustrators.

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