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Operation Kick Butt
Alastair D'Arcy McDermott, otherwise known as Al, is less than thrilled at his holiday project: helping out at the local old people's home. How did he end up getting stuck with old Violet Rose and batty Major Maddocks? But then he meets the sinister Mrs Black, and the fun begins - Al's on his greatest mission yet.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 31st 2009 by Hodder Children's Books
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Had to read the second adventure of Al right away after finishing the first, more out of curiosity than anything else- but so glad I did. I liked this book so much better than the other, a real mystery set in a home for elderly people, spiced up with the funny language from the first book. Somehow it felt that the author had really found Al's voice and story here (there had been something missing for me in the first adventure, can't really tell what). While the first adventure is some kind of a ...more