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    Dillweed's Revenge: A Deadly Dose of Magic (Hardback) By (author) Florence Parry Heide, Illustrated by Carson Ellis

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    DescriptionDillweed's parents go on adventures and leave him behind with Umblud the butler and Perfidia the maid, who treat him like their slave. Neither Umblud or Perfidia or the parents appreciate Dillweed's cherished pet, a creature named Skorped. When they threaten Skorped's life and well-being, Dillweed opens his black box and casts the runes, which releases smoky monsters, who do the dirty deeds. And then it's Dillweed turn to go on adventures.Filled with nasty characters, beautiful details, and subtle humor, this stylish book follows in the tradition of the deliciously dark work of Edward Gorey, so Dillweed's happy ending undoubtedly means "the end" for someone else.

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    Dillweed's Revenge
    A Deadly Dose of Magic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Florence Parry Heide, Illustrated by Carson Ellis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 176 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780152063948
    ISBN 10: 0152063943

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CL
    Libri: I-CL
    DC22: E
    B&T Book Type: EF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039030
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: X01831000, X01828000
    BIC subject category V2: YN
    B&T Approval Code: X01880000
    LC classification: PZ7.H36 DI 2010
    BISAC V2.8: JUV018000, JUV019000, JUV037000
    Thema V1.0: YN
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    Publication date
    20 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Review quote
    "Like Dillweed, Heide and Ellis have worked a little black magic. Together, they've conjured up a delightful tale of revenge. And empowerment. As wickedly fun as Gorey, Dahl, or Belloc"--Lane Smith "The story is unnerving, the characters are unpleasant, and the artwork is unsettling. I am going to read this book again and again."--Lemony Snicket "Well-deserved woe unto adults who do Dillweed wrong!...His parents are off voyaging, and he's poetically jealous: 'Dillweed liked to go places. He liked to have adventures. He liked to have a good time. His parents went places. His parents had adventures. His parents had a good time. The parents. Not Dillweed'...Good, macabre fun."--"Kirkus Reviews", starred review "Carson Ellis, with her signature palate and line character, has created an utterly charming set of illustrations for this remarkable book."--The Huffington Post "Young lovers of Gaiman and Gorey will relish the gruesome fun of this parental cautionary tale."--"The Bulletin"