Christina Stead: The Man Who Loved Children
"The Man Who Loved Children, " an acclaimed twentieth-century classic, is an unforgettable portrait of a magnificently dysfunctional family. The Pollits Sam and Henny and their swarming household of children and animals inhabit an America wracked by the Great Depression, but are even more deeply embedded in a world of their own making. This is an intense, suffocating, theatrical, all-encompassing world, poor in material goods but rich in emotion and language. Manipulative, hyperbolic cheer from the haplessly egotistical father is matched by floods of exuberantly venomous invective from his infuriated wife, while Louie, the mistreated, love-hungry little girl at the heart of the story, is precocious and tenacious in equal measure, an ugly duckling we find ourselves fiercely rooting for. Everything about the Pollits their excesses of energy and indulgence, their closeness, their bitterness, their emotional fireworks is extreme, but the paradoxical marvel of Christina Stead s masterpiece stems from its power to convey out of such extremes an utterly convincing depiction of the central relationships of human experience. (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)"
The Wrong Pong by Steven Butler is a laugh-out-loud, stinky story for 5+ girls and boys. One night, Neville Brisket wakes up from a strange dream - a dream that there is a horrible, stumpy finger stuck up his nose. Then he finds his room in a mess, and his dog in the laundry basket. Neville's investigations end sposhily, when he is whooshed The Exodus Towers pdf down the toilet to the land of Under! In a case of mistaken troll-dentity, he finds himself part of a disgusting new family. Will anybody help Neville get back to Over, or will he be stuck eating rat patties and left sock stew forever? This hilariously delivered tale will delight and disgust parents and children alike. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Horrid Henry. 'Horrid Henry's favourite book!' - Francesca Simon, author of Horrid Henry 'A triumphant debut which will have children clutching the loo-seat in apprehension and laughter' - Amanda Craig, The Times Steven Butler is an actor, dancer and trained circus performer as well as a keen observer of trolls and their disgusting habits. He has starred in Peter Pan, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and as Henry in Horrid Henry Live and Horrid!
Author: Christina Stead
Number of Pages: 568 pages
Published Date: 01 Jun 1995
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publication Country: New York, United States
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