The Legend of Spud Murphy

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Author: Eoin Colfer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927275

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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Will has four brothers and it's chaos in his house! If he's not being teased by his big brother Marty, he has to deal with the terrible, three-headed bundle of cuteness that is his three younger brothers. Even worse, his mother has the brilliant idea of packing Will and Marty off to the library during the holidays. She just doesn't understand! Not only is the library no fun, it's also the habitat of the legendary librarian Spud Murphy. If you put a foot wrong, it's rumoured she will use her dreaded gas-powered spud gun and you don't want that - just ask Ugly Frank how he got his nickname! Eventually Will and Marty discover a love of books and that Mrs Murphy isn't so bad after all!

The Eoin Colfer's Legend of Spud Murphy

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Author: Eoin Colfer

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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Every kid in town knows about Spud Murphy. Grown-ups think she's the kindly old librarian, but kids know the truth. They've heard all about the gas-powered spud gun she keeps hidden under her desk-make so much as a sound in her library and you could get spudded with soggy potatoes. Laugh out loud and you may never be seen again . . . And now, in a major coup of parental injustice, Will and his older brother, Marty, have been ordered to spend their summer vacation in Spud's library! Will brothers Will and Marty survive a summer marooned on the carpet of Spud's children's section, under the watchful eye of this terrifying librarian? Or will they discover a new interest that surprises even them?

Literacy Evolve

Year 3 the Legend of Spud Murphy

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Author: Eoin Colfer

Publisher: Heinemann Primary

ISBN: 9780435035631

Category: Books and reading

Page: 89

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The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth

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Author: Eoin Colfer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927240

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Will's brother Marty is always playing practical jokes. But when he tells the bloodcurdling story of the cutthroat pirate Captain Crow, Will is terrified. Is it another one of Marty's tricks, or could Captain Crow's ghost really be out to get him? Spooky, funny fiction – brilliant for boys and girls aged 7–9. Now available in paperback! Fabulous, witty illustrations by Tony Ross throughout.

The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World

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Author: Eoin Colfer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191694X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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Will is desperate to win the Giant Jelly Baby competition and be named 'the best boy in the world'. But his big brother Marty always beats him to it. Then one day Will's wish comes true – he's the best boy in the world at last! Marty is not happy, and decides that something must be done . . . Funny, quirky fiction with brilliant black-and-white illustrations by Tony Ross throughout. Boys and girls aged 7+ will love this!

UniVerse Enquiry Self Paced Training

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Author: Brian Leach

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326268953

Category:

Page: 224

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UniVerse(r) is a dynamic and powerful platform supporting a bewildering range of real world business critical applications. At the heart of this platform lie a highly approachable metadata-driven enquiry language and a flexible three dimensional data model.

Humor in Contemporary Junior Literature

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Author: Julie Cross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136839879

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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In this new book, Julie Cross examines the intricacies of textual humor in contemporary junior literature, using the tools of literary criticism and humor theory. Cross investigates the dialectical paradoxes of humor and debunks the common belief in oppositional binaries of ‘simple’ versus ‘complex’ humor. The varied combinations of so-called high and low forms of humor within junior texts for young readers, who are at such a crucial stage of their reading and social development, provide a valuable commentary upon the culture and values of contemporary western society, making the book of considerable interest to scholars of both children’s literature and childhood studies. Cross explores the ways in which the changing content, forms and functions of the many varied combinations of humor in junior texts, including the Lemony Snickett series, reveal societal attitudes towards young children and childhood. The new compounds of seemingly paradoxical high and low forms of humor, in texts for developing readers from the 1960s onwards, reflect and contribute to contemporary society’s hesitant and uneven acceptance of the emergent paradigm of children’s rights, abilities, participation and empowerment. Cross identifies four types of potentially subversive/transgressive humor which have emerged since the 1960s which, coupled with the three main theories of humor – relief, superiority and incongruity theories – enables a long-overdue charting of developments in humor within junior texts. Cross also argues that the gradual increase in the compounding of the simple and the complex provide opportunities for young readers to play with ambiguous, complicated ideas, helping them embrace the complexities and contradictions of contemporary life.

A Year in Picture Books

Linking to the Information Literacy Standards

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Author: Patricia A. Messner,Brenda S. Copeland

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313096414

Category: Education

Page: 163

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What's Black and White and Reid All Over?

Something Hilarious Happened at the Library

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Author: Rob Reid

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911471

Category: Education

Page: 175

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Reid shows you how to share humor with children, in order to connect them to literature and imagination. The programs and the books he uses are kid-tested and ready for you to share.