Good: A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff
marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
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Ages 9 - 12
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Saracen Hobday lives a quiet, peaceful life until the day his Granny, a detective, rushes off in pursuit of the dreaded pirate Grudge-Gallows. Left alone, Saracen falls in love, twice, makes a fortune from a newly discovered plant, and defeats a gang of ruffian pirates'all because of tingleberry ice cream, the tuckertub plant, and a solid gold telephone!?Another rollicking adventure from the versatile Mahy, this is filled with zany characters, hilarious situations, and action.' ? Booklist
Tingleberries, Tuckertubs and Telephones by Margaret Mahy illustrated by Robert Staermose
Saracen Hobday is a terribly shy orphan -- "a limp lettuce leaf in the great salad of life" -- who lives on a secluded island with his grandmother. But when Granny, a former detective inspector, rushes off in pursuit of the wicked pirate chief Grudge-Gallows, Saracen is forced to stay at home and cope with the unexpected. Not only does he find himself falling madly in love, twice, he's offered the chance to make a fortune and defeat a gang of ruffian pirates ... all because of tingleberry ice cream, the tuckertub plant, and a solid gold telephone. Twenty-three (short) chapters. Black-and-white illustrations. 96 pages.
Hardback 6½" x 9½" was published by Viking Press in 1996. This is an ex-library copy in good condition. Library name and address is stamped on the inside of the front and back cover and on the front flyleaf. The back flyleaf has been removed from the book. Dust jacket has some wear on the corners.
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