Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer
by The Penguin Group, 2004
the day Dad arrived home to find three of his sons and four strangers
covered in war paint, swinging from the kitchen curtains, all warriors
have been banned from the house. Bad as that may seem for Will,
Marty; his elder brother feels he has really been hard done by.
The punishment particularly affects him because he’s so popular,
but let’s face it; Will’s best friend is his Action
and Will cannot believe it when their parents come up with what
they think is a brilliant idea to keep the boys amused during the
and Will must join the library. But only children know the real
Mrs Murphy, the librarian. Only they know she has a gas-powered
spud gun under the desk to shoot noisy kids with.
a slow process of daring to move off the thin carpet square assigned
by Spud to children and venturing into the adult library to borrow
a book, Marty and Will discover a love of reading and also that
Spud is not the fearsome ninja librarian, they thought she was.
in a style that will appeal to younger readers, The Legend of
Spud Murphy has enough humour, enhanced by hilarious ink sketches
by Tony Ross, to appeal to older children and adults as well.
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