Speazlebud by David Donohue
Published by O’Brien Press, 2002
trouble with spellings at school? Are you a dreamer who prefers
to look out the classroom window and imagine all sorts of adventure
instead of listening to teacher? Walter Speazlebud is the person
to show you how to turn both of these habits to your advantage.
Speazlebud is an ordinary boy - with extraordinary powers. He lives
with his slightly odd parents and oversized ginger cat in an average-sized
housing estate in a small town. Walter sees words in a different
way and he is a whiz at spelling backwards.
also has the power of Noitanigami (Imagination) – he can make
people, and animals, go backwards in time – two skills he
inherited from his favourite person, his grandfather.
when his horrible teacher, Mr Strong, starts picking on Walter,
he had better watch out. And so had the even more horrible class
bully, Danny Biggles. Because when Speazlebud’s about, it
spells elbuort for all bullies …
for Walter Speazlebud"
very simple story but brilliantly written. I would be amazed if
this wasn't a bestseller'
Pat Boran, The Pat Kenny Show
highly imaginative and funny read'
The Sunday Tribune
The Irish Times
will find Walter Speazlebud in the Junior Fiction section of Clare
County Libraries. It is a Red Flag book from O’Brien
Press and is ideally suited to children aged 8+.
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