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Good Neighbors (The Floods #1)

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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  330 ratings  ·  43 reviews
The Floods may bury relatives in their backyard, grow cobwebs in every room, and eat slugs for breakfast, but this loving family of wizards and witches is a delight to have next door...unlike their neighbors the Dents--a mean, nasty family that shatters the calm of the whole block.

Maybe a little of the Floods' magic will cure the Dents of their obnoxious ways. And if not,
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ebook, 224 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2005)
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Sarah
Oct 13, 2010 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: grades 3-5
Recommended to Sarah by: vampire assignment
The Flood family isn’t what you’d call totally normal—Nerlin and Mordonna, the parents, are a wizard and a witch, respectively; Valla, the oldest of the seven children, works at a blood bank (and brings his work home with him!); Satanella was once a cute little girl, but after a terrible magic accident involving a shrimp and a faulty wand, she turned into small dog; Merlinmary is completely covered in hair, so nobody knows if it’s a boy or a girl; Winchflat is the family genius—except that he lo ...more
Adele Broadbent
The Floods are a strange family who live in a normal neighbourhood. Nerlin and Mordonna are the Mum and Dad with six children who have arrived in different ways – by spells etc.
Valla – 22 - who works in a blood bank. Satanella – 16 – Was once a pretty girl but now resembles a scruffy dog. Merlinmary – 15 - Nobody is sure whether Merlinmary is a boy or girl as she/he is so hairy and no one can get close enough to find out.
Winchflat – 14 – A nerdy genius who happens to look dead. The twins – Morbi
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mina
Sebuah keluarga penyihir yang menyeramkan dan sadis. Sangat sadis. Sampai ke anak-anaknya. Mereka sadis kepada tetangga mereka yang menyebalkan. Dan menjijikkan. Akibatnya, aku tidak bisa memutuskan apakah aku menyukai serial ini atau tidak. Aku baca buku kedua dulu, yaa...

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Lucykb
this book is easy to read but i enjoyed reading it to my little sister
Hunter
Apr 13, 2012 Hunter rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 5 years - 12 years
Recommended to Hunter by: Listed for school's reading challenge
Review by my nine year old daughter:

The Floods is another book that I read for my school’s reading challenge. The author and illustrator, Colin Thompson is an Australian and one of the authors that are coming to the book festival at my school this year.

This book is the first of a series of Flood’s adventures. The book was easy to read and is suitable for junior readers with big print, chapters and black and white illustrations.

The Floods are no ordinary family. They are all witches and wizards
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Joenna
The Floods, a wizard and witch family, live in a realatively normal neighborhood. They are a nice family besides the drinking of blood and attending wizard school. There's just one problem, their neighbors, the Dents. The Dents are an annoying, lazy, loud, and criminal family that are always bothering the Floods. The Floods, tired of their neighbors, get rid of each family member one by one. They turn the Dent son into a refrigerator, the daughter is eaten up by a grave in the Flood's backyard, ...more
Rumput Bergoyang
Ini adalah bacaan ringan yang mengangkat tema kehidupan penyihir yang mengerikan sekaligus kocak, ....juga aneh (ini sebenernya yang bikin saya pengen baca, hahaha).

Jadi Keluarga Flood adalah keluarga penyihir yang hidup di tengah-tengah masyarakat biasa. Keluarga bahagia yang membuat orang normal tidak begitu bahagia... karena penampakan mereka yang lain daripada yang lain (kecuali Betty yang tampak sebagai gadis kecil biasa). Yaa... ceritanya sepasang emak-bapak punya memiliki tujuh orang anak
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Asriani
A Neighbor From Hell
Pernah main game petualangan keluaran JoWood itu? Kalau belum, sayang sekali. Tapi kalau sudah tentu setuju, mengapa pria yang nyaris kehilangan semua rambutnya memang pantas di kerjai Woody. Bagaimana tidak, tingkah pria itu sangat menyebalkan.

Dengan alasan yang sama, Keluarga Flood memberi julukan itu pada keluarga yang tepat bersebelahan dengan rumah mereka. Setiap pagi mereka harus berhadapan dengan kebisingan. Suara pertengkaran yang sangat keras dan seakan tidak ada ha
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Ferina
Jika dilihat paling tidak dari jarak 100 meter, Keluarga Flood adalah keluarga yang (tampak) normal, sama seperti keluarga lainnya. Tapi…. Jika dilihat lebih dekat – kurang dari 100 meter, barulah kita akan tahu bahwa mereka sangat berbeda.

Maklum saja, Keluarga Flood adalah keluarga penyihir. Anggota keluarga mereka bisa dibilang aneh-aneh. Keluarga itu terdiri, seorang ayah yang bernama Nerlin. Nerlin ini sebenarnya cicit dari penyihir Merlin yang terkenal itu. Seharusnya, dia juga bisa dinamak
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Salma Ayu
Buku yang aneh, tapi unik. Sadis, tapi seru.

Keluarga Flood adalah keluarga penyihir yg dilihat sampai batas maksimal jarak 100 meter tampak seperti keluarga normal lainnya, tapi kalau dilihat kurang dari 100 meter, baru terlihat bahwa keluarga mereka sama sekali berbeda.

Pertama baca buku ini sekitar 5-6 tahun yg lalu, dari rekomendasi temen. Awalnya pas liat covernya sempet gak yakin soalnya ilustrasinya aneh banget, dikiranya semacem horror gitu.

Ternyata salah banget.

Keluarga ini bener2 unik ma
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Collin
Kind of like the Addams Family. Okay, extremely like the Addams Family. But still adorable and really creepy with acts of. You know. cannibalism. Just the kind of thing I expect to read in the hour-long book I find deep in the children's section of the library.

But still really adorable, somehow, and also hilarious. So yeah. Do rec.
Allison
This is the first book in a new series. This family’s story is a mix between The Series of Unfortunate Events and the Adam’s Family. The Floods are almost the exact copy of the Adam’s Family. The family consists of a beautiful dark mother, a slightly dumb father, and several weird children one of which is completely covered in hair like Thing. Opposite of what the title suggests, the Floods are not good neighbors. Their neighbors begin to bother them so much that they come up with creative ways ...more
Muphyn
The first book in the Floods family series... dark, nasty, morbid but also quite hilarious! The Floods, an unusual family, have got new neighbours, very unpleasant ones, and these need to be gotten rid off.

The book's fairly short, which makes for a quick, refreshing read (or, in my case, listen) but contains heaps of lines that cracked me up! I found it highly entertaining... e.g. the somewhat normal daughter Betty Flood does away with one of the neighbours' children by turning the son into a fr
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Tara
Aug 09, 2008 Tara rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pre-Goths
Shelves: fromthelibrary, jfic
The Floods, a family of witches and wizards (think - the Addams Family, or maybe even the Munsters) who look evil and weird (but are actually very nice) live next door to the another family who looks normal (but are really mean and nasty.)

Very gross in parts with talk of maggots and blood and icky descriptions of getting eaten by a buried corpse and other oddities, this book won't be for everyone. The parents (and the kids for that matter) next door are really very horrible people who steal, op
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Oliver
A very spiraing book and it has a lot of twists and turns.
Kate
Absolutely brilliant
Ken Williams
I love this book, particularly for the characters. I've enjoyed getting to know them and their quirky ways as the story and series goes on. I borrowed the audio version from the library for my son to listen to in the car on our trip away. It added another spark listening to an actor do all the great character voices. The humour has something for kids of all ages. Not very big in Belgium though.
Shaye
My seven-year-old son brought this home from school to read and I made him stop reading it around Chapter 4. Mr. Dent is described as having a beer bottle collection in his front yard, and Mrs. Dent beats her son in stores in order to call attention to him while she steals cigarettes. This is a book for 8-12 year olds, but are these really the topics we want our children reading about?!
Lisa
I have only read this one of the sires, but I do own other floods books, and I will read them eventually. It was, magical and fun and just plain enjoyable.
Miss Bookiverse
Very quick and funny tale about an "Adam's family". Reminded me of Philip Ardagh's writing style and his ideas a lot without feeling like a copy, it's just the same kind of macabre, dark humour I completely love.
Unique, creative, morbid - still the family is extremely loveable, even though it's a little hard to distinguish them all.
Nola Athira
Kocak banget =)) Mereka keluarga gelo lah, nggak paham lagi mau review gimana =)))) Sadis, tapi entah kenapa malah lucu banget hahahaha. Tetangga mereka emang nyebelin sih, kalo gue jadi mereka juga mungkin gue akan berbuat yang sama :)) /bah
Hyeon
I read this when years ago, I loved it to bits. It's wierd in a good way and unexpected. Every member of the family are loveable, stange and has a strong personality. They reminds me of 'adams family,
Trish
Couldn't finish it - just wasn't getting and didn't feel the story was going anywhere. But maybe something for younger kids (3rd grade-ish) who like stories about witches and creepy things.
Tressa
The Floods: Good Neighbors was reminiscent of the Addams Family, the Munsters, and Tim Burton films. It was okay, but the story didn't hold my interest. I didn't finish reading it.
Ruben
i read all of these books last year and loved them but now that ive read heaps of other books they arnt extremely good but they are still ok.
Megan
This is a really different series! Recommended for all ages looking for a bit of funny horror, not bad horror, funny horror.
Asma  StylesHoranMalikPayneTomlinsonCrepeauGaliciaMango
This book is a very good book. It is a book for kids who like wierd things. I really recommend this book.
Oky Octaviani
This book give you advice for your child attitude, Good Job Thompson! ;)
Monaria Yulius
lumayan membosankan ceritanya. tentang tetangga yang selalu mengganggu dan dijadikan berbagai macam furniture
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Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 50 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel HOW TO LIVE FOREVER and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for THE SHORT AND INCREDIBLY HAPPY LIFE OF RILEY. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the m ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Floods (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Sekolah Sihir (The Floods, #2)
  • Asal Usul Keluarga Flood
  • Survivor (The Floods #4)
  • Prime Suspect (The Floods #5)
  • The Great Outdoors -Liburan Seru (The Floods #6)
  • Top Gear (The Floods, #7)
  • Better Homes and Gardens (The Floods, #8)
  • Who Wants to be a Billionaire (The Floods, #9)
  • Lost (The Floods, #10)
  • Disasterchef (The Floods, #11)
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