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Harry the Poisonous Centipede Goes To Sea

Harry the Poisonous Centipede Goes To Sea [Kindle Edition]

Lynne Reid Banks
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Praise for Harry the Poisonous Centipede:
“A real ground level story that rockets along on hundreds of legs…Bug fans will love this.” – Kidstuff School Books RTE Guide

Praise for Tiger, Tiger:
“Tiger, Tiger burns brightly to the very last page, and long afterwards too.” – Michael Morpurgo

Praise for The Indian in the Cupboard:
“An assured piece of storytelling, well able to stand comparison with older classics.” – Times Educational Supplement

“Enthralling and hair-raising reading.” – TLS

Praise for The Secret of the Indian:
“There have been many famous stories in which children’s toys come alive: this book is in the same great tradition.” -School Library Association.

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Harry the Poisonous Centipede is now quite brave, but nothing can prepare him for this next adventure! He and best friend George are lost in a new and even scarier no-top world. Far from home, across the no-end puddle, they must negotiate a strange treeless cold desert, a Nest of Hoo-Mins, lots of noise-hurt and terrifying hairy-yowlers!

Harry woke up first. The straight-up-hard thing was jiggling. It was moving.
“What’s happening?” asked George in alarm.
“I don’t know. We’re moving.” Harry replied.
“Where are we? We’re not where we were last night!” crackled George.
“I told you! This is a can’t -get-out!”

Harry and George face the toughest adventure yet when they are shipped West in a crate of bananas. Far across the no-end puddle, miles away from home, they must find a way to survive the bitter cold and hide from the hundreds of Hoo-Mins do-diddling around them. They run away as fast as they can, but inadvertently squirm into a Hoo-Min Nest and come face to face with a hairy-yowler!

All Harry wants is to go home to his mother, and tell her how much he warm-hearts her before her time comes to “stop”. But before they can even start the perilous journey home, they must escape the Nest and go out into the no-top world. Yet this particular Hoo-Min is fascinated by insects, and wants nothing more than to add some poisonous centipedes to his collection…

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 156 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (24 Jun 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007197128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007197125
  • ASIN: B0046A9MNG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #298,107 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stupendous! 30 Dec 2009
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My 11 yr old loves all three "Harry" books and is re-reading them as I write this review!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even more fun! 8 Aug 2006
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Another brilliant Harry book. Harry gets trapped in a crate of Bananas with George. They are shipped far away to a rather cold country (maybe the UK?), with a new friend a Centeena (female teenage centipede). How will they survive? Will Harry ever see his Mama again?

This book very gently has Harry and George growing up, and at different speeds (George is far more interested in girls than Harry). It like the other books introduces all kinds of ideas in a very gentle way which doesn't get in the way of the plot; e.g. the Centeena is a no-meat-feeder (or vegetarian).

My kids loved this one too, and when we talk about Harry in our house it is "Harry the Poisonous Centipede" not Harry Potter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HTPC is great 1 Mar 2014
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I love it so much! The best book in the hole wide world I loved the bit when Harry ate the tranches's body but not the head.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 14 Dec 2013
By bonnie
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My son loves all these books and finds the author interesting., we are trying to build the set. :-) .
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