The Resource The lost treasure of Little Snoring, Lyn Gardner ; Ros Asquith

The lost treasure of Little Snoring, Lyn Gardner ; Ros Asquith

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The lost treasure of Little Snoring
Title
The lost treasure of Little Snoring
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Lyn Gardner ; Ros Asquith
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Language
eng
Summary
"The McNasty pirate twins, Captain Gruesome and his brother, Captain Grisly, are determined to get their grubby hands on the treasure buried in the sleepy seaside village of Little Snoring. But the McNastys discover that two clever young friends, Tat and Hetty, are equally determined to find the treasure, and soon they are all embroiled in a rollicking test of wits to see which pair will prevail. Faced with the excessive mucus running from the nose of the pirates' second mate, Mrs. Slime, the Big, Scary, Very Dark, Dense Forest Where No One In Their Right Mind Would Want To Go and a walk on the plank of the pirate ship The Rotten Apple, do the children stand a chance?"--Amanzon.com
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  • Grades 2-4 Twin pirates, the Ghastly McNasty brothers, have zeroed in on Little Snoring as the site of their dastardly hunt for treasure. Thanks to the Pirate Post, they have heard rumors of a long-buried treasure in the town and decided they want it for their own. Also in the market for fast cash is Tat, short for Trevor Augustus Trout, whose family members are facing eviction if they cannot raise some money. While his parents and younger sister are away for the weekend, Tat, his brilliant friend Hetty, and his cat named Dog decide to try to find the rumored treasure, which pits them against the McNasty brothers. The beginning of a new series, this will appeal to young readers who like their humor on the absurd side and with a British flavor. The drawings not only illustrate the action and give clues to what is going to happen but they will give a good laugh to readers who take the time to study them. -- Roush, Suanne (Reviewed 03-15-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 14, p74)
  • Gr 3 – 5 — Gruesome and Grisly McNasty are the meanest pirate twins to ever sail the seven seas and they've invaded the village of Little Snoring on the hunt for treasure. Only best friends Hetty and Tat can stop them—if they find the treasure first. With a narrator who addresses readers directly, loads of silly, gross-out humor, and plenty of black-and-white illustrations throughout, this is a laugh-out-loud offering for kids who enjoy the over-the-top, goofy antics of series like "Captain Underpants" (Scholastic). --Staff (Reviewed February 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 2, p58)
  • An intrepid lad and his smart-girl best friend repel a pair of particularly putrid pirates in this unbridled farce.Catching wind of buried treasure near Little Snoring on Sea, twin co-captains Gruesome and Grisly McNasty steer their scabrous bark Rotten Apple shoreward—only to be met by 10-year-old Tat Trout and his classmate Hetty (the latter given to doing six impossible things before breakfast every day). Having already pulled the treasure out of a hole so deep that kangaroos come out, the young folk must not only make shift to keep it away from the pirates, but heroically scotch a further nefarious scheme to sink a boat carrying Tat's unwitting family. Gardner festoons the narrative with references to leeches, boiled cabbage ("smelled like cats' pee") and other revolting foods, buckets full of slime, cautionary warnings to readers and like crowd-pleasing fare. To accompany these, Asquith supplies sight gags like pictures of a "Big Mactopus" (they "taste of brussels sprouts with custard") and a "horned dilemma," portraits of the characters (notably, Tat is dark-skinned) and larger cartoon scenes replete with stomach-churning details. In fact the McNasty brothers are last seen churning the stomach of a whale, though sequels already published across the pond suggest that they'll be back. Flashes of wit notwithstanding, the gross is shoveled in with such vigor that even readers who revel in such stuff may weary. (Adventure. 9-11)(Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10405108
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gardner, Lyn
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[Fic]
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
Reading level
6.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Asquith, Ros
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True
Series statement
Ghastly McNastys
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pirates
  • Treasure troves
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The lost treasure of Little Snoring, Lyn Gardner ; Ros Asquith
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volume
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  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
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Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
139 pages
Isbn
9781771381284
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
Label
The lost treasure of Little Snoring, Lyn Gardner ; Ros Asquith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
139 pages
Isbn
9781771381284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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