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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (754 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Debi Gliori Narrator: Andrew MacKintosh and full cast Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Beasts in the basement. A gangster in a rabbit suit. And rats in the modem. Great-great-grandma in the freezer. A talking spider in the attic. And a crocodile in the moat. Titus in his bedroom. Baby Damp in her nappy. And Pandora in a strop. Add a stressed-out witch for a mum, a kidnapped dad, and a nanny who puts Mary Poppins to shame and you'll conjure up family life at StregaSchloss. It's bizarre!

An amazing gothic romp of a first novel from award-winning picture book author and illustrator, Debi Gliori. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brenda | 2/14/2014

    " The dust cover describes this book as "a cyber-gothic-gangster fantasy" which fits it pretty well. I see the book as Mary Poppins meets The Addams Family meets The Soprano's. The story begins in Scotland at the Strega Schloss with the Strega Borgia family interviewing Flora McLachlen, one of the many nannies who have interviewed at the Castle. This is the first book in the trilogy and centers on four themes. The children's father has been kidnapped, their mother is away studying to become a witch, their baby sister is shrunk and sent via an email onto the Web. Did I mention that there are gangster's trying to get into the castle and their grandma is beginning to thaw from the freezer? I was a little turned off by the hot toddy that was given to the children's mother by Flora McLachlen. I get that it was a way to tie up their mother for a few hours while she slept it off but why go and revisit their mother being drunk in later chapters? I give this two stars for the creativity lets face it those are a lot of themes to cover in one book. I was also intrigued by the authors description about how she came about the title and its meaning. Apparently "pure dead anything in Glaswegian" is a way of emphasizing your point. So, if asked "how do I look in this dress?" The reply could be "you look pure dead magic." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christiana | 2/10/2014

    " Kind of weird and really gross, but in a good way. It's Snicket + Harry Potter + some unnamed force. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Denise | 2/3/2014

    " Wasn't a bad read, but rather odd. Don't think I'll pick up the sequels, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Celine | 1/17/2014

    " My mother bought this book for me to keep me quiet on the long drive to France, and I fell in love with it straight away. This book got me into fantasy. "

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