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Horrendo\'s Curse

Horrendo's Curse

(2002)
(A book in the Horrendo's Curse series)
A novel by

 
From the author of The Witch in the Lake comes a rollicking and irrepressible adventure set on the high seas, bursting with pernicious pirates, fierce fights, and indescribably bad behavior.

Once there was a boy called Horrendo who was cursed at birth with a spell that left him able to say only kind words. Everyone else in his village has a sharp face and a tongue like a whip. They spew insults at one another and never bother to say "thank you" or "please."

Each autumn, pirates come to the village and steal all the twelve-year-old boys to be their slaves. Despite all their lessons in Herculean Headlocks, Deadly Insults, and Oar Throwing, Horrendo and the other boys succumb to the might of the hated pirates. Aboard ship, the merciless captain and his crew of pirates work the boys to the bone.

A cunning escape plan is hatched that involves a hazardous journey. Not all goes exactly to plan, however, as the boys are unexpectedly reunited with their foes. But the boys' determination to return home is finally rewarded, though the village is never to be the same again.

In this immensely imaginative and funny story, courtesy, consideration, and teamwork prevail.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2002 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: Horrendo's Curse
Author(s): Anna Fienberg
ISBN: 1-55037-773-6 / 978-1-55037-773-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Annick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2002 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Horrendo's Curse
Author(s): Anna Fienberg
ISBN: 0-613-78428-6 / 978-0-613-78428-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Annick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

September 2002 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Horrendo's Curse
Author(s): Anna Fienberg
ISBN: 1-55037-772-8 / 978-1-55037-772-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Annick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2002 : Australia Paperback
thumbTitle: Horrendo's Curse
Author(s): Anna Fienberg
ISBN: 1-86508-603-7 / 978-1-86508-603-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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