The Woebegone Twins: Book 2 (Tales from Schwartzgarten) Hardcover – 3 Oct 2013
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This tale from Schwartzgarten plays like a black and white horror film in your head with shades of Hansel and Gretel. A strange, darkly original story which is fairly nasty but in the end it's kind of nice. I loved reading the book out loud in my best transylvanian accent. (Emily Drabble, The Guardian)
A deliciously dark invitation to the strange world of Schwartzgarten. (We Love This Book)
You want to be caught up in the thrall of delicious deviance and page-turning scandal, go on, get stuck in. (Sarah McIntyre)
Fiendish plots abound in this exciting story full of gruesome deeds cleverly mixed with humorous moments. (Primary Times)
A gruesome and very funny tale full of the most fabulous, colourful characters. (Bookzone4Boys)
A brilliant story with wonderful characters... imaginative ideas burst from the pages. (Families Magazine)
A beautifully written book, enticing the senses with theatre and atmosphere. A world any capable young reader would be excited to stumble across. (Booktrust)
Exciting, scary, lots of twists... very funny. So shocking and adventurous it even made me put my Beano down and get all the way to the end of the book! (The Guardian online site member)
You can't not read it! Ten out of ten. (The Guardian online site member)
This book is wickedly funny, deliciously dark and superbly sinister. I'd love to visit Schwartzgarten (but only with a full security team to protect me). It's also a good reminder to NEVER mess with small boys in big glasses. (Alex T Smith (author of the Claude series))
Hill is not sentimental about children; he captures every child's sense of angry powerlessness and turns it upside-down, letting readers explore the fantastic thrill and horror of what could happen if they were clever enough to claim total power over adults and wreak perfect, calculated revenge. Adult readers will find this horribly funny, but I suspect younger readers will find it less amusing than deliciously satisfying, a twist of the knife into bullies everywhere. Grippingly deviant, deliciously vengeful. (Sarah McIntyre (Jabberwocks))
If you like your reading dark and gruesome, then this is the series for you (Parents In Touch)
'Gleefully Dahl-esque'!See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
In this second book in the Schwartzgarten series, the dark and twisty city is still the star, but we learn more about the landscape beyond the city gates, as the twins run for their lives through gorgeously-realised scenery.
I'm recommending this book to the children I work with, confident they'll be delighted by the sly wit, the adventures, the relationships, the horror-movie schlock, the sumptuous food ... and, above all, Hill's mischievous sleight of hand and vivid storytelling.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't like the book it was boring but osbert was ok and I recommend osbert but this book is rubbishPublished on 10 May 2014 by Robert S Lewis
A thrilling book that I had to turn the pages on
And a great ending
RIP Aunt Geleisa :-0 x