Felicity Frobisher and the Three-Headed Aldebaran Dust Devil
What do you say when you wake up to find your bedroom in most terrible mess? ‘It wasn’t me, Mum, it was a Three-Headed Aldebaran Dust Devil?’ Try saying that – and see how far you get!
All Felicity Frobisher wants is a quiet life. But she’s being bullied by the school bully, her parents take no notice of her, and all of her teachers are stark-staring nuts. Now, to cap it all, she’s been befriended by Flummff, Aldebaran-4’s most badly behaved Three-Headed Aldebaran Dust Devil. Flummff can make a “wormhole” go anywhere he likes. And he uses it to get Felicity into the most awful trouble. She is food good and polite and never does anything naughty. But she gets accused of cheating in the school cross-country run, visits a terribly dusty, gritty planet halfway across the Galaxy, and accidentally sets a killer wombat loose!
- Publisher: Faber
- Publication date: March 20, 2008
- ISBN: 9780571239030
Reminiscent of the playful stories of Douglas Adams, this high adventure is full of furious fun and fast facts.
Edinburgh Book Festival
What a wonderful story! I giggled all through it, re-read it, then seized the chance to read it out loud to my 7-year-old grandchild, who devoured it in two sittings.
Alison Jolly, author of Bitika the Mouse Lemur
Its chaotic anarchy reminded me of Roald Dahl, with an underlying morality which puts paid to bullies… I laughed out loud at his description of the misery of the school cross-country run, with PE teacher Miss Sprint staying behind in the warmth and comfort of the changing room with her feet up, picking her toes with a toothpick and flicking through the latest issue of Practical Tank Maintenance.
One of the books most likely to fire children’s imaginations.
The Sunday Times
A thrilling, silly escapade among the stars.