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Muddle Earth Too [Unabridged] [Hardcover]

Paul Stewart , Chris Riddell
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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2 Sep 2011
Once upon a time, a spell went very wrong – and Joe Jefferson found himself transported to Muddle Earth, where the wizards are mad, the pink stinky hogs are stinky, and the jokes are truly terrible. Now, two years later, Muddle Earth needs him back. But even with his Wellies of Power, Woolly Gloves of Determination and a saucepan on his head, can Joe Jefferson really defeat the terrifying spectre of evil that threatens to destroy Muddle Earth? Get prepared for another epic battle between the forces of good, evil and everything in between!


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  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Unabridged edition (2 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230747671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230747678
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 419,868 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell first met at nursery school (not theirs, but the one their sons went to) and decided to work together. They are now the very funny and very talented author and illustrator of more then twenty books for children, including THE EDGE CHRONICLES, BLOBHEADS and MUDDLE EARTH.

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4.0 out of 5 stars There and back again and there again... 5 Jan 2012
By techpuppy TOP 50 REVIEWER
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The cover illustration for Muddle Earth Too (and for its predecessor) might make it seem like the books are aimed at very young kids when they're probably better suited to 10-12 year-olds - or at least kids with a working knowledge of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, gained either from the books or movies. This second book takes Joe Jefferson and sundry cohorts on another goofy adventure through the wonderfully spoofy land of Muddle Earth, based of course on Tolkien's Middle Earth. The jokes come as fast and furious (and as silly) as before and there are probably even more of Chris Riddell's excellent illustrations scattered throughout the book.

The book would be good fun to read to younger children, for both adult-reader and child-listener, but you might have to repeatedly explain why you're laughing as some of the funnier jokes do depend on an understanding of the original Lord of the Rings trilogy and others can refer to episodes in the earlier book. Note that the first volume, Muddle Earth, is a compendium edition featuring the complete trilogy of Muddle Earth books - Engelbert the Enormous, Here be Dragons and Doctor Cuddles of Giggle Glade - and is probably the best place to start your journeys into Muddle Earth. If you'd like to travel further then CBBC have also made an animated series based on the book and the CBBC Muddle Earth online game (muddleearthworld.co.uk) has just opened its doors to visitors.
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Having read the first Muddle Earth book, I had high hopes for this long awaited sequel. I was not disappointed. Muddle Earth Too is about a hilarious adventure taken by Joe Jefferson and his sister, Ella, when they fall through a portal into the mad world that is Muddle Earth. The book is packed full of funny references to the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Twilight, etc., contains every corny joke under the sun and loads of superb illustrations. Buy this book and enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Muddle Mayhem! 29 Jan 2012
By pacem et amorem TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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The first Muddle Earth is a rip-roaring adventure full of wit and imagination. I was apprehensive about this sequel but needn't have been. We are once again to be treated to a wonderful world of fun and farce.
With nods to many popular fantasy fiction works, this book is sure to have broad appeal. Stewart and Riddell are a great pairing. Here's hoping for more from their creative stable in the near future!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly heavy going for younger readers (7-10) 15 Feb 2012
By OEJ TOP 100 REVIEWER TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is a young adult fantasy novel of 464 pages. Once upon a time, a spell went very wrong - and Joe Jefferson found himself transported to Muddle Earth, where the wizards are mad, the pink stinky hogs are stinky, and the jokes are truly terrible. Now, two years later, Muddle Earth needs him back, but even with his Wellies of Power, Woolly Gloves of Determination and a saucepan on his head, the challenge facing Joe Jefferson is to defeat the terrifying spectre of evil that threatens to destroy Muddle Earth. An epic battle between the forces of good, evil and everything in between ensues.

My 8 year old daughter took a long time to read this book, and on reflection I think it is better suited to a slightly older age - at least 10 or thereabouts. Joe Jefferson is an ordinary schoolboy (of indeterminate age) whose older sister Ella falls in love with a vampire. Problems are caused by ogres, flower fairies, talking trees and other fantastical creatures. Joe and Ella need to find a wardrobe-cum-portal to get back home from Muddle Earth, but Ella wants to take her vampire boyfriend with her.

There are blatant 'inspirations' from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, although I suspect this is an openly acknowledged homage to the ideas of C S Lewis in the form of a comedy spoof rather than any attempt at plagiarism. As a story it is probably equally suited to boys and girls, but it's a long book even by adult standards and younger children may struggle with it. It has its funny moments but it didn't get my daughter raving about it, I think she read it out of a sense of obligation and took only a modest degree of pleasure out of it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit like an in-joke which we weren't part of 26 Jan 2012
By Easterchick VINE VOICE
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My girls (and I) are huge fans of Chris Riddell and devour his 'Ottoline' books with relish. So we had high hopes for Muddle Earth Too by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. I seriously wish you could bottle Riddell's creative streak and sell it - his trademark of delicious weirdness twisted with normality appeals to all ages.

I think we were slightly misled by the front cover of this book, with the cartoony feel making me think it was suitable for early readers (like Ottoline) when in fact I would say this is probably aimed at the 8-11 age range. I tried reading it aloud to my 6 year old but it got a bit tedious having to explain every single joke and funny bit!

We did love the main characters but got a bit lost with the storyline. Personally I think you need to read 'Muddle Earth' and also be familiar with 'Lord of the Rings' in order to get a lot of the humour. As a result it felt a bit like an in-joke which we weren't part of. Sometimes when you read a series you can pick up any book and feel like you don't need to have read the others - but there was a bit of backwards referencing which was lost on us. I have only given this three stars - but I imagine if you'd read the first book or were familiar with LOTR you'd probably score it higher.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny spoof on modern classics for children
This is a wonderful book which ought to be on every 8 year old's bookshelf. The partnership of Paul Stewart (author)and Chris Riddell(illustrator) has already produced "Muddle... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mrs. M. Stamp
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
My 9 year old son absolutely loved this book and has asked me to get the other books in the series. Excellent, very funny and engaging and encourages kids to turn off the tv and... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Nicolette Laurence
3.0 out of 5 stars Great fun - just not sure about the age range...
I think this point has been made by at least one other review, but I think the main issue with Muddle Earth is not the imaginative storyline but the target market. Read more
Published on 30 April 2012 by Mr. D. A. Cure
5.0 out of 5 stars A genuine childrens book.
I've read so many childrens books that I've really enjoyed as an adult & I'm pleased to say this is NOT one of those. Read more
Published on 21 April 2012 by Mad Saint Uden
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Superbly illustrated, this is a must have book for anyone under.... well, anyone really! My 11yr old loved it so much he bought the first book of the pair too and it was soon... Read more
Published on 12 Jan 2012 by TheRedBlueBlur
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read.
My children have read and enjoyed Stewart and Riddell's books for many years. They are still popular with boys in particular of about 10+ years. Read more
Published on 31 Dec 2011 by Lily
5.0 out of 5 stars Potter meets Edward meets Narnia and so on!
What a fun book! I read it at bed time for my 5 years old over a couple of weeks and we had a laugh together! Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2011 by T. Segurado
5.0 out of 5 stars Hillarious but would suggest for over 9 or 10 year olds
I haven't read the first Muddle Earth but found this book pleasantly surprising and very enjoyable. It is full of fun and hilarity and is a very tongue in cheek parody of Harry... Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2011 by Mrs. Gail Brewster
4.0 out of 5 stars Muddle Earth
The first thing you notice on receiving this book is the fantastic art work on the cover. A lovely fantasy novel. Read more
Published on 13 Dec 2011 by S. Hammond
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