Pure Dead Batty

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Random House Children's Books, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
Autumn has come to StregaSchloss, and as the days grow dark, an even darker depression has come over the Strega-Borgia family. Ever since the disappearance of their beloved nanny, Mrs. McLachlan, nothing has been the same. To make matters worse, Luciano has been wrongfully charged with her murder and thrown into prison. Never has the family needed Mrs. McLachlan so badly! But with the help of a magical camera and a mysterious silver thread, there may still be hope. . . .


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Good prevails, malice gets a proper—often terminal—comeuppance and characters come back from the incompletely dead in this latest tale featuring the closely knit but harum-scarum Strega-Borgia clan ... Read full review

Contents

The Camera Does Not Lie 50
18
Familiarly Damp
31
The Loveliness of Teenagers
45
Stan on the Skids
67
Tock on Top
84
Freshly Minty 402
102
Gagged with a Spoon
127
The Baleful Bain 44
140
A Made Man
167
The Stinger Stung
183
Ladybird Ladybird iofl
202
jailhouse Blues
223
Luciano Wises Up
241
Death at Sea
258
Still Me Inside
281
Copyright

Desert Island Risks
153

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About the author (2007)

Author and illustrator Debi Gliori was born in 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland. She went to school there as well and studied design and illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She received an Andrew Grant traveling scholarship to go to Milan for a year. Gliori is best known for her work with children's books. Her picture book Mr. Bear to the Rescue won the Children's Book Award and was short listed for the Kate Greenaway Prize. Where, Oh Where, is Baby Bear? was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Baby Book Award in 2001. Always and Forever, written by Alan Durant and illustrated by Debi Gliori, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2003. Her work has also been shortlisted for the Scottish Arts Council Award (for Pure Dead Wicked in 2003), and for the Royal Mail Award, for Stormy Weather in 2010.

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