Kid Vs. Squid

Kid Vs. Squid

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Bored with his summer job at his uncle's curiosities museum, Thatcher Hill pursues an artifact-stealing thief and embarks on an undersea adventure that leads to his discovery of the lost city of Atlantis, whose citizens are cursed to work as boardwalk concession employees.

McMillan Palgrave

Thatcher Hill is bored stiff of his summer job dusting the fake mermaids and shrunken heads at his uncle's seaside Museum of Curiosities. But when a mysterious girl steals an artifact from the museum, Thatcher's summer becomes an adventure that takes him from the top of the ferris wheel to the depths of the sea. Following the thief, he learns that she is a princess of the lost Atlantis. Her people have been cursed by an evil witch to drift at sea all winter and wash up on shore each summer to an even more terrible fate-working the midway games and food stands on the boardwalk. Can Thatcher help save them before he, too, succumbs to the witch's curse?

With sharp, witty writing that reads like a middle-grade Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Greg van Eekhout's first book for young readers is a wild ride packed with as many laughs as it has thrills.

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Spending the summer after sixth grade at his great-uncle's oceanside museum, Thatcher and local girl Trudy team up to help Shoal, one of the people of Atlantis cursed by a witch whose head still survives, and who has an army of monstrous creatures helping her.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2010
ISBN: 9781599904894
Branch Call Number: J FICTION VANEE...G
Characteristics: 196 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Kid versus squid


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LibrarianJan Apr 21, 2011

This author put in an appearance at this year's Children's Lit Conference at NIU via Skyppe and he'll be at the conference live next year.

This was a funny, light fantasy adventure for someone not looking for anything too deep.


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