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Description - Archie Appleby: The Terrible Case of the Creeps by Kaye Baillie

A missing uncle, a scary aunt and a basement full of the creeps ...Archie gets more than he bargained for when he stays with Aunt Ruth. Her spiky white hair looks like it's been through a storm. She puts things in her stews like devil's beard and eye of newt. But worst of all, Aunt Ruth has a dark, creepy basement at the bottom of the stairs! When Uncle Jock goes missing, Archie just knows Aunt Ruth is behind it. But to prove it, Archie may have to go down into the basement ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781925563016
ISBN-10: 1925563014
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Wombat Books
Publisher: Wombat Books
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2017
Country of Publication: Australia

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Book Review: Archie Appleby: The Terrible Case of the Creeps by Kaye Baillie - Reviewed by (29 Apr 2017)

A dreaded visit to a great aunt, a creepy basement that's off-limits and a cast of kooky characters come together in a highly imaginative chapter book for newly independent readers.

Archie Appleby: The Terrible Case of the Creeps takes young readers on a suspenseful trip with lots of surprising twists and turns. Archie is a typical kid who isn't thrilled with mystery meals, strange sounds or having to do someone else's dirty work. Aunt Ruth is a no-nonsense relative who is going to introduce Archie to her eccentric way of living, including experimental gardening. With these two opposites, there's no doubt there will be some differences of opinion and a clash of personalities during the eventful visit.

Archie is sent to his great aunt's house for the weekend while his parents are away. Thanks to a vivid imagination, Archie often comes up with wild ideas in the most unlikely situations. And this time, he is convinced his uncle isn't just 'away'. Plus, Aunt Ruth is determined to keep Archie out of the basement. What could she be hiding down there? Uncle Jock? Gathering all the nerve he can muster, Archie bravely explores the off-limits area to save his uncle. But what he finds is even more bizarre than he ever imagined.

Archie Appleby: The Terrible Case of the Creeps is an entertaining story for children who enjoy spine-tingling mysteries.

Book Review: Archie Appleby: The Terrible Case of the Creeps by Kaye Baillie - Reviewed by (11 Mar 2017)

I was asked to read and review this from Netalley and I must say, that this was a very enjoyable, quick, intriguing read! Definitely suits a younger audience and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it so much. It did have a bit of a rushed ending though, which is what dragged it down a little. But I'd still definitely recommend for those around 12 and under who enjoy short stories. With a mix of light horror, mystery and fun, this story is well worth the read. Especially to get younger people into reading, I would go to this.


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