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Three Rotten Eggs (The Hamlet Chronicles #5)

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Spring has come to sleepy Hamlet, Vermont, and trouble is in the air. The students in Miss Earth's class are supposed to be concentrating on the charity egg hunt, but instead they're fighting with each other. The hunt is a near disaster. Then three very strange eggs -- with genetically altered, fire-breathing chicks inside -- show up, and the trouble really starts.

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Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 18th 2005 by HarperCollins (first published 2002)
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Swankivy
Sep 24, 2016 Swankivy rated it really liked it
I like Maguire's adult work, so my friend who knew this purchased this book for me at a library book sale. Neither of us realized it was the fifth book in a series, but that didn't matter; the author writes in a really effective way for what this book is, making it clear that this town and cast of characters has history I haven't seen without relying on that history to build this story. I was also pleasantly surprised at how well I remembered who everyone was, because there were a TON of charact ...more
Julie Decker
Sep 24, 2016 Julie Decker rated it really liked it
When Thaddeus Nero Tweed--self-identifying with the nickname "Thud"--moves to Hamlet, Vermont, he's happy to set himself up as a bully who doesn't need friends and has no interests (save mocking everyone else's). But he soon finds himself falling in with Salim and Lois--two other kids who have fallen out with their social groups--to care for an unexpected trio of fire-breathing chickens. With Easter Egg Hunt conspiracies raging and meddling scientists searching for answers, Miss Earth's classroo ...more
Becky
Apr 17, 2012 Becky rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-books
Spoiler alert! There is a lovely chicken involved in this story so of course that has contributed to the 5 star rating.
This is the story of the elementary students in Miss Earth's class in the town of Hamlet, Vermont. It is part of a collection beginning with Seven Spider's Spinning, which happens to be one of my top ten children's chapter books. Maguire mixes some tongue in cheek humor (Sedaris for kids) and small town ambiance that just makes these books so much fun. Lovely Miss Earth with he
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Katharine Ott
"Three Rotten Eggs" - written by Gregory Maguire and published in 2002 by Clarion Books. A strange book of school-age adventures where bad behavior is celebrated.
Tacey
May 16, 2013 Tacey rated it it was amazing
A hilarious, must-read, read aloud for witty elementary kids!
There are as many jokes for adults as kids. And I noticed a theme with this story that didn't leap at me in Seven Spiders.
Monica
Mar 26, 2009 Monica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this with my kids. It was a fast and easy read. The kids really enjoyed the book. The plot was good, and it was defiantly geared toward a younger audience.
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Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children's stories (such as L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked). He received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. He was a professor and co-director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children' ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Hamlet Chronicles (7 books)
  • Seven Spiders Spinning (The Hamlet Chronicles #1)
  • Six Haunted Hairdos (The Hamlet Chronicles #2)
  • Five Alien Elves (The Hamlet Chronicles #3)
  • Four Stupid Cupids (The Hamlet Chronicles #4)
  • A Couple of April Fools (The Hamlet Chronicles #6)
  • One Final Firecracker (The Hamlet Chronicles #7)

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