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Whales on Stilts

Anderson, M. T.

(Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Whales on Stilts
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Racing against the clock, shy middle-school student Lily and her best friends, Katie and Jasper, must foil the plot of her father's conniving boss to conquer the world using an army of whales.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0152053409
0152053948
Branch Call Number: J FIC A
Characteristics: 188 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cyrus, Kurt Illustrator

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Apr 04, 2014
  • JCLMeganB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Weirdest, funniest book every.

Jul 08, 2012
  • svhi1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

EXITING AND CLEVER

Feb 16, 2011
  • MissJen rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Delightfully silly on several levels, Whales on Stilts lampoons series such as Goosebumps and Tom Swift while also paying homage to them. Anderson has included several extras like footnotes, order forms for the fictional book series he references, and book discussion materials. While there will be some children who won't enjoy the humor, there will be plenty who will greatly enjoy the sci-fi and fantasy elements mixed with deadpan jokes and plenty of action. Adult readers who fondly remember pulp novels, might also be attracted to this.

Dec 02, 2010
  • bookwookie77 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I first picked up this book because of it's funny title. Best. Whim. Ever. The fun dosen't just stop at the title. Oh no, it keeps going and getting better with each chapter. There's so much zany randomness in it (not that I don't like zany randomness, I love it) but somehow Anderson has been able to make it fit into this wonderful crazy quilt. He's taken all the satire, chases, footnotes, wit, and large, aquatic mammals and tempered them with just the right ammount of sentimentality. In all, I IOVE this book.

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Jul 08, 2012
  • svhi1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An exiting book about a girl whose father sells whale stilts. His boss is half whale half human. He says he will rule the world.

Feb 16, 2011
  • MissJen rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Katie Mulligan and Jasper Dash are both stars of their own series of children’s books –Horror Hollow and Jasper Dash, Boy Technonaut respectively. So it’s a bit of a surprise when it’s their best friend Lily Gefelty, just an average 12-year-old, who discovers the mad scientist plotting to take over the world using mind-controlled whales on mechanical stilts. The three friends will have to work together using all their skills to stop this dastardly plot. Whales on Stilts has thrilling action scenes, fascinating science-fiction gadgets, nail-biting suspense and extreme silliness! Who could ask for more?

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Aug 08, 2012
  • black_cat_964 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

black_cat_964 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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