HIGBEE'S HALLOWEEN by Robert Newton Peck


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Striker family members (Bubonico, Convulsia, and their children: Canker, Fester, Hernia, Jaundice, Scurvy, Typhus, and Zitt) have terrorized the small town of Clod's Corner long enough; it's time for Higbee Higginbottom and his all-too-obedient buddy, Quincy Cobb, to spring (or, more accurately, slide) into action. A Halloween party organized by Miss Booky, town librarian, provides the perfect opportunity--while a few odds and ends, a giant pumpkin, and Big Mouth (the town cannon) are the means, and Higbee's fevered brain provides the plan. Peck herds his predictable cast into line, slaps the humor on with a broad brush, unabashedly strokes teachers and librarians, and concludes with a literally explosive climax. Soup fans won't be disappointed in these new characters.
Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1990
ISBN: 0-8027-6968-3
Publisher: Walker
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 2000