The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil

The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil

3.75 (164 ratings by Goodreads)
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Basil Pepperell is bored by his life and longs to break free from the lighthouse he calls home. At the invitation of the wonderfully eccentric professor who appears at Basil's window steering a flying boat, Basil travels to another dimension where he ends up saving the fantastic city of Helios from destruction at the hands of an evil genius. Be careful what you wish for! To be compared to "Edward Gorey", "A Series of Unfortunate Events", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "The Wizard of Oz", this madcap, action-packed, beautiful book is singularly unique with its rich cast of characters and stunning more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 150 x 198 x 16mm | 358.34g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0747588988
  • 9780747588986
  • 333,733

Review quote

'The total package makes for an exciting, accessible, well-produced short novel, perfect for those just beginning to get to grips with chapter books' School Librarianshow more

About Wiley Miller

Wiley Miller is the creator of the internationally successful Non Sequitur comic strip which is syndicated to over 800 newspapers in 20 countries. This is his first book for children. The second title, also featuring the lovable Basil, will follow next more

Rating details

164 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 26% (42)
4 35% (57)
3 30% (49)
2 9% (15)
1 1% (1)
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