Thursday, October 14, 2004

The Legend of Spud Murphy

The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer, 2004

What a funny book! Marty and Will have been sent to the library because it is educational. They are horrified because they have heard the stories of Mrs. "Spud" Murphy, the librarian and her gas-powered spud gun. Their worst fears are confirmed when Marty tests the library limits by moving off the carpet in the children's section. "She appeared without a sound, like a ninja librarian." Her revenge is total and she wields her library stamps with flair.
This will make a great read-aloud, I can hardly wait to hear the reaction to the stamp on Marty's arm.
Boys, especially will enjoy it. It sounds like this is the first of a new series.
Colfer is best know for his Artemis Fowl and fantasy books. His humor is always wonderful. It made me laugh-out-loud. I had to buy it, it's a keeper.

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