Young Jason Lurcher learns the hard way that a single hand up a puppet can lead you straight to hell... Frank Lurcher and Tolstoy the Long-Eared Bat! Twenty years ago they were the biggest names in ventriloquism, with their own TV show and endless summer season and panto bookings. But all good things come to an end. Now, Frank Lurcher's a washed-out, grumpy has-been and his scraggy puppet Tolstoy is stuffed away in a trunk in the loft. But trouble is brewing. Frank suddenly declares that his teenage son, Jason, must follow in the family tradition and get a puppet of his own! But someone's got a shrewd idea who that puppet should be. Someone with green eyes, moth-eaten velvety wings, a snarling snout and two extra-large pointy ears... Tolstoy the Long-Eared Bat is making a comeback - with Jason as his new chosen puppeteer. He's out for another shot at TV superstardom, and a gruesome revenge on the showbiz puppets and people that wronged him in the past. Can Jason fight his evil controlling power? Will the lovely Lisa Turmoil, hair-stylist to the stars, help him in his battle - or just go off and give someone a perm? And if you cook a puppet ostrich in a microwave oven, does it count as murder? Paul Magrs' hilarious second novel for Simon & Schuster is for twisted children of all ages.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Good, the Bat, and the Ugly
Author(s): Paul Magrs
ISBN: 0-689-87019-1 / 978-0-689-87019-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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Paperback Editions

May 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hands Up!
Author(s): Paul Magrs
ISBN: 0-689-83773-9 / 978-0-689-83773-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gardners Books
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May 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hands Up!
Author(s): Paul Magrs
ISBN: 0-689-83706-2 / 978-0-689-83706-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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