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Muddle Earth Paperback – Unabridged, 5 Mar 2004

4.3 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Main Market Ed. edition (5 Mar. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330426281
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330426282
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,068,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Welcome to the hilarious and downright outrageous world of Muddle Earth . . . now with an eye-catching new cover look!

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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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By A Customer on 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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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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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. However, I have read it so I found Muddle earth very funny.
It lacks description, and rarely uses words other than said when someone is talking. I have to admit it isn't as good as the edge chronicles.
Once again Chris Riddle's illustrations are lovely, giving this book an extra star.****
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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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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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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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By A Customer on 26 Nov. 2003
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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