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A retelling, based on the 1903 operetta, of the classic story of how Jane and Alan are pursued by their evil uncle Barnaby who wants to kill them for their fortune.
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Published October 1986 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich/Gulliver Books
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
James Howe has taken the 1903 operetta by Victor Herbert and Glen MacDonogh and turned it into a charming story book. Some of the scenes in it seemed to be "borrowed" from traditional fairy tales (for example, the bread crumb trail scene in chapter 4, reminiscent of "Hansel and Gretel"), but taken all together, it's a unique story with plenty of action, suspense, and appealing and not-so-appealing characters. It even has a touch of romance, to appeal to teens and adults. James Howe's prose is fu ...more
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James Howe has written more than eighty books in the thirty-plus years he's been writing for young readers. It sometimes confuses people that the author of the humorous Bunnicula series also wrote the dark young adult novel, The Watcher, or such beginning reader series as Pi
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