The terrible two

by Barnett, Mac,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2015
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Summary
Miles Murphy had it made. He lived in a great town near the ocean, he had two best friends, and most importantly, he had a reputation for being his towns best prankster. All of which explains why hes not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town thats famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. Worse than that, Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a pranksterand a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, hell have to raise his game.Its prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen, a prank so huge it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder (a loose confederacy of pranksters that flourished a couple of centuries ago) proud.In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Jory John and Mac Barnett have walked an impressive tightrope, creating a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and daring at the same time.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Miles Murphy isn't happy about moving to small Yawnee Valley (Welcome sign: Come look at our cows) or leaving his friends, but he is determined to be Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy's number one prankster, the title he proudly held at his old school. He is facing serious competition, however, when an anonymous and, Miles admits, inspired trickster delays the first day of school by somehow blocking the school's entryway with the principal's car. Worse, aptly named Principal Barkin blames Miles and pairs him with goody-two-shoes Niles Sparks; then he is targeted by bully Josh. Undaunted, Miles focuses on achieving premiere prankster status, but he is continually thwarted. Thus begins a rivalry of pranking one-upmanship, but perhaps an alliance is better and ultimately rewarding in multiple ways. With plenty of humor, quirky characters, interspersed drolly related cow factoids, and fantastical, over-the-top pranking, this entertaining, enjoyable read will especially appeal to Wimpy Kid aficionados. Throughout, lively black-and-white cartoon illustrations depict characters, scenarios, and sundry ephemera with witty details. Readers will be anticipating the prankster pals' further escapades.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Two rival pranksters headline this boisterous series opener set in Yawnee Valley, "the cow capital of the United States, this side of the Mississippi, excluding a couple of towns that cheat." Barnett (the Brixton Brothers series) and John (All My Friends Are Dead) are in perfect comic harmony, filling their story with exaggerated archetypes (the overbearing principal, the do-gooder), pranks gone awry, and wisecracking banter. On his first day at Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy, master trickster Miles is impressed that someone has moved Principal Barkin's car to block the school entrance-and distressed that he wasn't the perpetrator. Determined to establish his prankster dominance, Miles masterminds a huge birthday party-presents required-for a fictitious peer, who (somehow) shows up to wow the crowd and abscond with the gifts. Eventually, Miles finally forms a partnership with his unlikely nemesis to create a "secret society founded on mutual admiration and the joy of pranking." Cornell's (The Chicken Squad) b&w cartoons layer on the laughs, especially when portraying the megalomaniacal Principal Barkin, and Barnett and John's deadpan writing lets Yawnee Valley's absurdity shine. Ages 8-12. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Barnett, Mac. Terrible two series. bk. 1.
Subjects Practical jokes -- Juvenile fiction.
Tricks -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction.
Humorous stories.
Practical jokes -- Fiction.
Tricks -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Solon, OH :Playaway,2015
Findaway World, LLC
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Terrible 2
Contributors John, Jory, author.
Verner, Adam, narrator.
Playaway Digital Audio, publisher.
Findaway World, LLC, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Adam Verner.
Language English
Notes "Light"--Container.
Release date supplied by publisher.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Title from Playaway label.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (3 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781481526937
1481526936
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