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Oct 15, 2019
| ISBN 9781101997857
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Oct 16, 2018
| ISBN 9781101997864
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Oct 15, 2019 | ISBN 9781101997857 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Oct 16, 2018 | ISBN 9781101997864 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Hang on for a wild ride when you roll with the No-Good Nine!The No-Good Nine are the kids your parents warned you to stay away from. The ragtag band of misfits lie, steal, run away from home, and even burn down Santa’s toy factory. (They say it was an accident.) Anyway, Santa had it coming–he put coal in their stockings. Full of laughs and double-crosses, this tongue-in-cheek romp is for readers who like their Christmas spirit irreverent rather than sentimental.
They’re mad, they’re bad, and they’re about to ruin Christmas!No kids get coal in their stocking these days. Do you know why? It’s thanks to The No-Good Nine! Pittsburgh, 1931. When Peter awakens on Christmas morning to find his stocking full of coal, he is outraged. After he finds the Naughty List, which contains the names of some other children who received no gifts, he decides they should band together and journey to Santa’s workshop to plead their case, as well as play with the toys intended for the Nice children. The ragtag band of misfits sets out on a series of wild misadventures as they travel by train, truck, dog sled, and boat, encountering thieves and bootleggers, in order to reach the renowned Toy Factory only to accidentally burn it down. More slapstick capers follow before the No-Good Nine extricate themselves and set out to find their next great adventure.
Writer and artist John Bemelmans Marciano is the grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans. John has continued his grandfather’s legacy of the Madeline books with Madeline and the Old House in Paris, Madeline at the White House, andMadeline and the Cats of Rome. He is the author… More about John Bemelmans Marciano
“A tongue-in-cheek romp with currently topical overtones.” —Kirkus Reviews
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