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The Dunderheads

Written by Paul Fleischman

Illustrated by David Roberts

The Dunderheads Synopsis

What's in a name? Meet the Dunderheads, an unlikely band of kids with extraordinary hidden talents! 'Never,' shrieked Miss Breakbone, 'have I been asked to teach such a scraping together of fidding, twidding, time-squandering, mind-wandering, doodling, dozing, don't-knowing Dunderheads!' Miss Breakbone, the school mistress, hates kids. She shouts, she confiscates, she makes kids cry. But one day she goes too far. She confiscates the one-eyed cat that Junkyard is going to give his mum for her birthday. So the children pool their many weird and wonderful talents to break into Breakbone's house and to get Junkyard's cat back for him...This is a delightfully subversive, outrageously funny tale from Newbery Award winner Paul Fleischman and Nestle Children's Book Prize winner David Roberts. It is a celebration of the unusual talents that make us unique and - and a welcome reminder not to underestimate children! It is a second thrilling adventure for the Dunderheads is in the pipeline!

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406322552
Publication date: 7th September 2009
Author: Paul Fleischman
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 56 pages

About Paul Fleischman

Paul Fleischman won the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. Among his award-winning picture books are Sidewalk Circus and Weslandia. He lives in California, USA. David Roberts is the author-illustrator of the Bertie books and the illustrator of many books for children, including the Nestle Children's Book Prize winning Mouse Noses on Toast, written by Daren King and the picture book The Dumpster Diver, written by Janet S. Wong. He lives in London.

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