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By Holly Grant

Take one half Roald Dahl, upload a pinch of Mysterious Benedict Society and a touch of Lemony Snicket. combine with Holly Grant’s unforgettable storytelling and a double supporting of wit and humor, and also you get this quirky and hilarious new middle-grade series!
 
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After their slender break out from a NEFARIOUS kidnapping ring, Anastasia, Ollie, and Quentin (a.k.a. The League of Beastly Dreadfuls!) are looking ahead to a soothing holiday from risk! INTRIGUE! disaster! unfortunately, they’re unlikely to get one.
 
simply because Anastasia makes the stunning discovery that her relations is on the middle of a centuries-old scandal—a SCANDAL that all started with THE DASTARDLY DEED. sooner than you could say “Bob’s your uncle,” the Dreadfuls have one other secret to unravel: the Case of the lacking Grandfather. Can our INTREPID LEAGUE song down Anastasia’s Vanished Gramps? mild Reader, watch out! the path of clues results in spine-tingling surprises. (Catastrophe! Magic! Opera! pungent cheese! technological know-how fairs!) learn on if you happen to DARE!
 
compliment for the League of Beastly Dreadfuls:
 
“WONDERFULLY WITTY. It jogs my memory of Roald Dahl’s The Twits purely in an insane asylum.” —Chris Grabenstein, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
 
* “A yummy debut.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
 
“This event is stuffed with adequate secret and humor to maintain readers pondering what's going to ensue subsequent. a superior debut equivalent to Lemony Snicket’s a sequence of unlucky Events.” —School Library Journal
 
“Just the right combination of humor, magic, maliciousness, and suspense” —Booklist
 
“It’s transparent that Anastasia is whatever yet standard, and her adventures are only beginning.” —Publishers Weekly

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Trixie McCrumpet, the lady Anastasia had known as mother for nearly 11 years, wasn’t truly her mother in any respect. Trixie used to be Anastasia’s stepmother, and he or she had run away with a podiatrist (foot health care provider, that's) a couple of weeks past. Anastasia’s actual mom had died whilst she used to be only a child. “Fred was once in a type of daze,” Baldwin stated. “He simply reduce himself off from all people within the relations. ” “I imagine he didn’t are looking to be a Morfo anymore,” leave out Apple reflected. “He didn’t are looking to be mindful our—er—our targeted type of hassle. ” “But whether Fred didn’t are looking to be a Morfo, he was,” Baldwin acknowledged. “Even if he confident himself that he was once not more than an uneventful vacuum cleanser salesman. And Morfolk can’t simply wander round defenseless, you already know. no longer with CRUD stalking us. ” “That’s whilst Baldwin and that i went undercover,” leave out Apple acknowledged. “I received that librarian place at Mooselick user-friendly so i may watch you in school. ” “And I received a role twisting pretzels on the Mooselick Mall,” Baldwin stated. “Employee of the Month seven instances. Seven! ” “So,” Anastasia acknowledged, “tell me approximately this relatives we’re going to fulfill. ” “Your grandmother Wiggy is particularly excited to satisfy you,” pass over Apple acknowledged. “Wiggy? ” “Short for Wigfreda. It’s an old style identify. And talking of names”—Miss Apple hesitated—“your final identify isn’t particularly McCrumpet. It’s Merrymoon. ” “Merrymoon? ” “That’s correct. Fred replaced his identify while he moved to Mooselick. yet you’re a Merrymoon, pricey. ” Anastasia Merrymoon? Anastasia squirmed, making an attempt the identify on. It didn’t healthy safely, now not rather; it was once like donning a person else’s sneakers. “And I’m now not really an Apple. That used to be my undercover librarian alias,” her aunt went on. “I’m a Merrymoon, too. ” Anastasia blinked at her. “So…should I name you Aunt Penny? ” “You can name me no matter what you're keen on. ” “Aunt Penny. ” Anastasia demonstrated the recent identify. She smiled. “That sounds great. ” “It sounds attractive. ” Penny hugged her. “And you've gotten one other aunt,” Baldwin sighed, “but when you meet her, you’ll want you didn’t. ” “Baldwin! ” Penny chided. “Admit it, Penny: Ludowiga’s a stinker. ” Baldwin chomped one other snickerdoodle. “Hard to think she’s Fred’s dual. ” “Twin! ” Anastasia exclaimed. “My dad has a dual sister? ” “Yep. yet you wouldn’t understand it simply to meet her. She’s formed like a twiglet and has a character to compare. ” “Baldwin, that isn’t fair,” Penny protested. “Stick bugs are completely friendly creatures. ” Baldwin hooted. “Ludowiga’s daughter is simply six months older than you,” Penny informed Anastasia. “Her identify is Saskia. ” Anastasia perked up. “So she’s my cousin? What’s she like? ” Penny shrugged. “We haven’t visible her considering the fact that she used to be little or no. bear in mind, we haven’t been again to Switzerland because you have been a toddler. ” “Ah, Switzerland! ” Baldwin cried. “I can’t wait to head domestic! ” The balloon journey around the Atlantic used to be going to take them, Penny predicted, a couple of week. fortunately the basket used to be big enough that they weren’t too cramped. there has been even enough space for 2 humans to lie down, snuggled into the plaid flannel sound asleep luggage Penny had packed for simply that function.

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