The Mystery of Eatum Hall

The Mystery of Eatum Hall

Book - 2004
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Mr. and Mrs. Pork-Fowler are invited to spend a weekend of gourmet dining at a spooky castle where their host, Mr. Hunter, is anxious to "meat" them.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2004
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780763625948
0763625949
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Tincknell, Cathy 1962-

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cmlibrary_rkimray Feb 15, 2016

I love a picture book where the illustrations tell just as much (or more) of the story as the text. And this one is funny to boot! Since it is intended for older readers, this one gets lost on our chapter book shelves, but I would argue that anyone who appreciates wordplay and a bit of dark humor will enjoy it.
Great for multiple readings!

forbesrachel Sep 22, 2012

This is not for young children, as for the rest, they will really enjoy this. It is a dark tale, but very amusing in that the "food" is so naive, and misses all the clues as to why they were invited.

OranguTang Oct 16, 2009

A very cute book... maybe not the best for reading out loud because the words don't matter as much as the pictures. A great book for kids to understand that illustrations can be just as important as words in picture books

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KarenW
Jul 05, 2007

A pig and a goose, who are married of course, are invited to come to Eatum Hall to sample free gourmet food made by the mysterious Dr. Hunter. And while they gobble up the goodies morning, noon, and night, Dr. Hunter does not appear. Unless you are looking very hard at the pictures! Then you realize his true intent, and while the chase may be on, the Pork-Fowlers are oblivious to it all. The surprise ending about Dr. Hunter''s fate, or is it fete, will have you snorting with laughter.

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cmlibrary_rkimray Feb 15, 2016

cmlibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 8

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cmlibrary_rkimray Feb 15, 2016

I am delighted to offer you the chance to play a part in the finest dining experience in culinary history, and I will meat you personally in the bandstand on Sunday morning for a final, mouthwatering surprise.

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