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Muddle Earth [Kindle Edition]

Paul Stewart , Chris Riddell
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Where would you find a perfumed bog filled with pink sticky hogs and exploding gas frogs? A place that's home to a wizard with only one spell, an ogre who cries a lot and a very sarcastic budgie? Welcome to Muddle Earth. A place where anything can happen - and usually does.

Joe Jefferson, an ordinary schoolboy from ordinary earth, is about to find his life changed forever. Prepare for a great battle of good, evil and sort of OK...

Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's Muddle Earth is a wonderfully funny fantasy adventure with unforgettable characters and beautiful illustrations throughout.


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Muddle Earth is not quite like our earth. For a start is has three moons. And of course, the abundance of pink, stinky hogs, sleeping, farting trolls and exploding gas frogs mark it out as something quite extraordinary. In fact, welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it should be, especially for young Joe Jefferson, an ordinary boy who somehow finds himself not only transported to this curious planet, but discovers fairly quickly that he is also its saviour-apparent.

Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's The Edge Chronicles series has built the author/illustrator team a seriously solid fan base of children and young-at-heart fantasy-fevered adults. Muddle Earth will delight them all. Vivid characters--from young, bewildered Joe in his Warrior Hero suit comprising saucepan helmet, dustbin lid shield and toasting fork spear, to the deliciously bad-tempered battle-axe wife of a pointy horned baron--weave their way through this delightful but totally mad book. This is a story that ultimately results in a time honoured tradition: a battle between good, evil and the "sort of OK but just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time".

A fantastic read that should be added to the "what do we read between Harry Potters" lists at home and in schools, Muddle Earth is a funny, clever, completely loony novel with wicked illustrations. Stewart and Riddell are indeed a winning team who may well be able to tempt even the most reluctant of young readers into the library, while ensuring that the older readers (who really should know better!) are well and truly catered for. Age 9 and over. --Susan Harrison

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Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Muddle Earth . . .

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars lord of the rings for laughs 21 April 2003
Format:Hardcover
Joe Jefferson is your normal schoolboy until he and his dog (Henry) are sucked into Muddle Earth by Randalf the Wizard. Joe has been summoned to be a warrior hero to do battle with Ogres,Dragons and villains. Together with Randalf,Veronica the Budgie, Norbert the Ogre and Henry,Joe sets out on the adventure of a life time.
Prepare for a world of enchanted cutlery,nasty cuddly toys and places and names that will sound very familiar to readers of Lord of the Rings.
I have read several Paul Stewart books and this one ranks very highly . It is a very funny and entertaining parady which is well worth reading.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars muddle earth 30 July 2004
Format:Paperback
Muddle earth is so cool it has everything you ever wanted laughter, sarcasm and magic. You have randalf the wizard or so called wizard with only one spell, with a three eyed ogre, nobert the not very big,a warrior hero and a budgie who is sarcastic and the so called evil dr cuddles.Once you start reading you cant put the book down.This book is a must and any other books by paul stewart and chirs riddle are a must is well, including the Edge Chronicles
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars muddle earth 3 Aug. 2003
Format:Hardcover
Muddell earth is a fantastic book i have not read for ages because i have diyslexia and i find it hard.But when my mum found muddell earth i thought it looked all right my mum brought it for me i started reading it on a friday and i finished it on sunday i could not put it down i like the way it was split into three books i read a part each night now i read more often and i do not care how long the book is.I think muddel earth is worth every penny.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who else could think of a book like this? 16 Sept. 2006
Format:Paperback
Muddle Earth is in Danger. It's three moons, it's Perfumed Bog, and it's Pink Stinky Hogs and Exploding Gas Frogs are threatened by the schemes of a sinister villain, Dr Cuddles...

As you can see the story is set by is title, in Muddle Earth. It all starts off when Quentin the Cake decorator wasn't good enough to be a warrior hero. So Randalf the wise, the best (and only) wizard in the whole in Muddle Earth (though he only knows 1 spell) summons a new warrior hero, this ends up to be Joe Jefferson (a 12 year old schoolboy from normal earth) and his faithful hound, Henry. He is kitted out with the "best" equipment around, the Wellies of Power, the Woolly Gloves of Determination, the Trident of Trickery (a toasting fork) and the Helmet of Sarcasm (a saucepan). Suddenly Joe is expected to wrestle dragons, fight ogres and defeat sinister flying wardrobes. Tagging along are Norbert the Not-Very-Big a wimpy, soft hearted ogre, obsessed with cooking (though he is rubbish), and Veronica, Randalf's bossy, sarcastic budgie whose sarcasm get everyone bursting out laughing along with the famous reaction from Randalf "Shut up Veronica!"

There has been nothing that I have hated from this book it has all been laughter, especially when Veronica steps in with a comment, gets me on the floor all the time, this book has been written well, building a good picture in your head, sometimes the imagination is funnier than the words itself.

I'd recommend this to anyone who likes a bit of random humour from the ages of 10 onwards.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of good clean fun reading! 10 July 2006
Format:Paperback
I have now read this to my 8 year old daughter three times and she still laughs at Veronica's sarcasm and Norberts attempts at almost anything. I have now bought the book (the library were getting worried that they would not recover it).

Also, I will be looking into the edge chronicles as these sound interesting. I am sure they are written for a different audience from what I have read in the reviews. THIS book is fun and should not be expected to reach thriller scale, though there are some really funny battles with flying wardrobes etc.

It is rare to find a book without death and deep demonism implied or described. This is a book free of such effects but with a fairytale element nonetheless. Enjoy it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular! 15 Oct. 2006
Format:Paperback
This is an absolutely amazing book! Stewart novel. And, as always, Chris Riddell's illustrations are brilliant. The two put together never fail to amaze and delight a reader!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE GREAT MUDDLE EARTH 10 April 2003
Format:Hardcover
Muddle Earth is the funniest book I have ever read. My favourite characters were Joe the Barbarian and Brenda Warrior Princess. The book is based on the evil Dr Cuddles trying to rule Muddle Earth. Joe the Barbarian, Randalf the Wise, Norbert the not very big and Veronica (a budgie) are on a quest to save Muddle Earth from its dastardly villains. When you read this book you can see if they succeeed and find out about the strange characters they meet on their way.
I really liked this book because it was funny and adventurous, the illustrations were the best illustrations I've ever seen, and the story kept me glued to the pages from start to finish.
I would definately recommend that you read this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More please!!! 26 Nov. 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
My 9 year old son needed to write a book review for school, so we gave this one a try, and loved every minute of it. A good story with lots of humour and fantastic illustrations made him devour this book from cover to cover. More please!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny adventures and exciting
I thought this was a great book and I would recommend omens it any on who enjoy a crazy mad funny brilliant book.
Published 1 month ago by Mr Leon S Rudd
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Bought for my class at school. Arrived as described and very quickly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 5 months ago by mrs applin
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is epic
This book is great. recommend it to everyone aged four plus.
this is my favorite book .I love the ook so much. It was s funny tat it made me urinate om the sea .
Published 7 months ago by Evgeny Boyarov
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Published 8 months ago by Kate Arkley
4.0 out of 5 stars HILARIOUS
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's full of jokes and play-on-words, but you can only enjoy them if you've read Lord of the rings. Read more
Published 15 months ago by miranpr
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
I first read this book back when I was 9 and 9 years later it's still hilarious. This is how you write a parody! Probably one of my favourite books.
Published 16 months ago by Eilidh
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for 10 year old!!
I was recommended to get this book for my 10 year old son when came to the end of the Harry Potter series.
He found it hilariously funny and is now on the sequel! Read more
Published 22 months ago by mark gregory worthing
5.0 out of 5 stars He's 10 and he loves it
the title says it all really - the missus says it has some educational content which is a bonus - but it keeps him quiet of an evening to leave us in peace if you see what I... Read more
Published on 15 Feb. 2012 by Andy
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