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Toad Heaven

Toad Heaven
 

When we last saw our intrepid hero, Limpy, he'd turned the Games upside down and found some peace with the human position on cane toads. This time, Limpy has more questions about the world and he's off again to find the answer. He's not alone - Goliath and Charm have also packed ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141308807
Barcode 9780141308807
Published 2 December 2001 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New title
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Author(s) By Gleitzman, Morris
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ISBN-13 9780141308807
ISBN-10 014130880X
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 2 December 2001
International Publication Date 25 October 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Gleitzman, Morris
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 188g
Interest Age 8-11 years
Reading Age 8-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code A823.3
Catalogue Code 11404

Description of this Book

Stack Me! It's the stirring saga of one slightly squashed cane toad's dreams of a safe place and what happens when he wakes up.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Children's Choice Book Awards: Fiction for Older Readers 2002
US Review Gleitzman brings back the pustulant pipsqueak hero of Toad Rage (p. 329) for further ground-level riffs on man's inhumanity to animal-with an Aussie beat. Wrongly believing that he's been infected with a contagious disease as part of a cane-toad extermination program, gimpy Limpy reluctantly hops off alone in search of a fabled National Park where his surviving rellies might find refuge from all of the maniacal motorists intent on turning his kind into flattened roadkill. Meanwhile, buying the smooth promises of hunky grifter Malcolm, said relatives hie off in the opposite direction into what promises to become a death march. Many references to slugs, slime, bugs and poo later-along with narrow squeaks, plus trenchant encounters with slaughterhouse-bound sheep and lacquered-toad gift-shop novelties-Limpy returns to effect a rescue, and, with the help of loyal gourmand sidekick Goliath and doughty little sister Charm, leads his people back to their cozy swamp. Some of the humor may be lost on readers unfamiliar with the warty main cast, but the cliffhanger-laden plot and high yuck! factor will carry them through this sequel. (glossary of slang) (Fiction. 10-12) (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

Morris Gleitzman was born in Lincolnshire and moved to Australia in his teens. He worked as a paperboy, a shelf-stacker, a frozen chicken de-froster, an assistant to a fashion designer and more before taking a degree in Professional Writing at Canberra College and becoming a writer. He has written for TV, stage, newspapers and magazines but is best-known for his hugely succesful children's books including Two Weeks with the Queen, Bumface and Once.

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