To kick a corpse

by Angleberger, Tom,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Fiction J Ang
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  J Ang
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J ANGLEBER TOM
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j ANGLEBERGER Tom
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j ANGLEBERGER Tom
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC ANGLEBERGER
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j SERIES ANGLEBERGER
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Springdale Free Public Library Juvenile Fiction JUV ANGL
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  JUV ANGL
This hilarious, highly original series, which so astutely captures the odd preoccupations of middle schoolers, will appeal to the many fans of the Origami Yoda series and such gross-out classics as How to Eat Fried Worms and Freckle Juice . Lyle Hertzog and his friends Marilla and Dave are the Qwikpick Adventure Society, three kids who seek out big adventures in their seemingly quiet hometown of Crickenburg. Tour a sewage plant? They've done it. Break into an abandoned research facility to spot a rat with a human face? Check. But their third exploit just might be their most daring yet. Local legend has it that a slave master was buried standing up in the plantation's family tomb. Why? So that he could continue overseeing his slaves--even in death! When the Qwikpickers hear about this, they decide it's high time to administer some 200-year-overdue justice and knock him down. Mission Kick a Corpse is on.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The final outing of the Qwikpick Adventure Society (under that name, at least) reunites Dave, Lyle, and Marilla for a mission of delayed but righteous vengeance. Enraged to learn that the deceased former owner of a now-decrepit mansion on the edge of town was buried on the property standing up so that he could continue to supervise his slaves, mover and shaker Marilla sweeps her reluctant schoolmates into a surreptitious expedition to deliver the titular retribution. As with the previous episodes (purportedly found by Angleberger), Lyle's report on ensuing exchanges and events is formatted as a typescript, interspersed with frequent handwritten side comments and occasional drawings or snapshots. Along with presenting a picture of small-town lives transformed by the arrival of housing developments and superstores, the author offers a gigglefest of minor mishaps, often punctuated with grawlixes (This @#&%*$% is the VILLAIN) and climaxed not with a kick but a more pungent expression of disgust. A knee-slapper for fans of mildly transgressive humor. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Angleberger's back for another round of high-energy off-color humor need we say more?--Peters, John Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Angleberger, Tom. Qwikpick papers.
Subjects Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Adventure stories.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Clubs -- Juvenile fiction.
Dead -- Juvenile fiction.
Slaveholders -- Juvenile fiction.
Humorous stories.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Clubs -- Fiction.
Dead -- Fiction.
Slaveholders -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2016
Contributors Wang, Jen, 1984- illustrator.
Language English
Description 155 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 1419719068
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