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Osbert the Avenger

Osbert the Avenger (Tales from Schwartzgarten)

Author: Christopher William Hill

By Bookpoint  Ref: 9781408314555

The first book in the gruesomely funny Tales from Schwartzgarten series. Meet Osbert Brinkhoff, the unlikeliest of avengers. His is a tale of dark delights and ghastly goings-on, of injustice and revenge. The villains are vicious. The settings are sinister. And good does NOT always prevail...If you prefer cleavers to kittens and fiends to fairies...then welcome to the GRUESOMELY FUNNY Tales from Schwartzgarten. -Osbert the Avenger is the first in a thrilling series of four books, all set in the fictional city of Schwartzgarten -With shades of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl, the Tales from Schwartzgarten are as hilarious as they are dark -This brilliantly woven mock-gothic tale has huge child appeal

volume no: 3

Critic Reviews
Fans of Roald Dahl, Chris Priestly and Lemony Snicket will savour every gruesome drop of this stylish, grisly and original comedy. -- The Times 20130706 An idiosyncratic comic fantasy... it is likely that children will be most enthusiastic. -- Books For Keeps 20130706 Bloodthirsty and mysterious with a sharp spike in its tail, Osbert's story is a deliciously dark invitation to the strange world of Schwartzgarten, a city corrupt with shadows and secrets - and in need of a hero. -- We Love this Book 20130706 Highly original... gruesome but funny. -- 20130706 A refreshingly unusual read. -- Peters Gazette 20130706 Looks set to be a hugely successful new series. Marvelously detailed. There are three more bloodthirsty and hilarious adventures to come. -- School Librarian 20130706 A macabre tale full of ghoulish and gruesome escapades. A frightening but appealing anti-hero. -- Booktrust 20130706 One of those rare books children will happily read aloud to each other, which is one of the highest accolades a story can have. * * * * * -- 20130706 A riveting story - a clever mix of humour with some very dark and gruesome moments and a couple of real shocks towards the end. -- Primary Times 20130706 If you love your teachers and have never entertained the thought of murdering them in the most diabolically appropriate way, then this book should probably be avoided at all costs. -- Lion & Unicorn Books 20130706 Rules are broken in a carnival manner that is deliciously and genuinely thrilling -- Books for Keeps 20130706 A gruesomely funny story... a tale of dark delights and ghastly goings-on, of injustice and revenge. -- West Briton 20130706 A more deliciously gruesome tale of injury, revenge and murder it would be hard to find. * * * * * -- 20130706 Macabre and gruesome and wickedly funny. -- Julia Eccleshare, 20130706 Gruesomely funny. This brilliantly woven mock-gothic tale has huge child appeal. -- West Books 20130706 This is a brilliantly written book with fantastic characters. It is a real page-turner, a hilarious read and it will delight boys and girls alike. -- 20130706 For readers who like their stories darkly comic, in the style of Lemony Snicket... elaborate murders, twists and narrow escapes. -- Sunday Times 20130623 A macabre tale full of ghoulish and gruesome escapades. Fans of Lemony Snicket and Edward Gorey will delight in this sinister story. -- Booktrust 20130604 This man is darker, funnier and more alive than Roald Dahl. -- Dan Patterson, creator of Mock The Week and Whose Line Is It Anyway 20130604 Dark and funny in a very horrible way. -- Sunday Express 20130721 Utterly absorbing. -- The Daily Telegraph 20130831 If you like your reading dark and gruesome, then this is the series for you! -- Parents in Touch 20131001 Gruesomely funny. -- School Librarian 20131001

Price: $12.58
7,171.74 CRC

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