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Another Whole Nother Story

(Whole Nother Story #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  981 ratings  ·  97 reviews
The plan was simple. Ethan Cheeseman, along with his three smart, polite, and relatively odor-free children, would travel back in time to end an ancient family curse and save their mother. Now that the LVR (a super-secret time machine) is in working order, it should be easy peasy. Except they didn't account for one basic rule of science: Murphy's Law, where everything that ...more
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books (first published November 23rd 2010)
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Jun 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
The second book, "Another Whole Nother Story" is just as well-written and entertaining as the first. The family travels back in time to 1668 and find themselves in colonial America. They come into contact with a girl from a native tribe named Big and her not-pet fox named Dig. They also must deal with a pair of men who followed them from the future, witch hunters, Dutch rulers who may or not be the real Duke of Jutland and an evil pirate by the name of the Mailman.

This book is full of
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an awesome story/sequel. It has really emotional and really funny parts. It has even more adventure than the first book. The way the characters solve problems in amazing and hilarious. This is one of the best books I have ever read!
Cheryl Malandrinos
Jan 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Mr. Cheeseman and his children travel back in time to see if they can end a family curse and thus reverse the death of their beloved wife and mother. With the LVR working it should be a cinch. But a crash landing leaves the LVR damaged, and technology in the 1600s isnt quite what it is in modern times. On the search for parts to repair the machine so they can carry out the rest of their mission, the family is chased by witch hunters. With Gateman Nametag hot on their trail the family must be ...more
Mar 03, 2011 rated it liked it
One wonders how I could miss the fact that this book is the middle of a series, but I did. So, I can't comment on the beginning nor the end of the saga, but the middle section was alright. It's just as the back of the book says, "If Lemony Snicket and Dave Barry got married and had a baby, this book would be it" (Critiquing the World). It's really very Dave Barry-ish. But I'm not interested enough to read more. One thing I rather liked was a new approach to time travel wherein you can't go ...more
Nate Billy
Mar 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Extremely entertaining, yet lacks the overflowing originality which made the first installment an absolute delight. The former had a "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, World" crazy road trip vibe, while this addition feels -- when at it's best-- more along the lines of an incomplete draft of Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits". The wacky, nonsensical humor is still intact; although less abundant, it's still a welcome breath of fresh (witty) air. Overall a good read for those who enjoyed the adventures of the ...more
Nov 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: rms, intermediate
Fans of Lemony Snicket may enjoy this tale of a family running from evil villians, narrated by an advice-giving narrator. The narrator's musings are actually more entertaining than the family's story which contains witty dialogue but tries a little too hard and feels frantic.

I won this in a publisher's giveaway.
Apr 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Loved this book again. And left it open for another book after it. Laugh out loud funny again with quirky humor and good story. Not as good as the first one but still very good.
May 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Sailed from the eastern United States to Denmark and never saw land between? Too many things like this to forgive.
The Cheesemans are in another wacky adventure as they attempt to negotiate the 17th century, complete with metal-pierced pirates, witch-hunting Frenchmen and false dukes. Yep, lifes never dull when the Cheesemans are on the loose.

You have to wonder at some certain plotholes. The Cheesemans left their LVR stranded in the 17th century and took another one home. How come it doesnt worry them that someone might stumble across their time machine, an obvious anachronism? Then again, Gateman Nametag (a
Kayla M
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Another whole nother story by Cuthbert soup. I do not like it,because it had pirate and i do not like them cuz i do not play with them at all unless i have cousins over to play with them. I do not like because it just talks about pirate and u do not have them in my house. Did you know that girls do not play with them.

I do not like it, because it has pirate and i do not play with them unless i have cousins over. Sometimes we play different games we play, ghost in the graveyard. The ether things
This is the second book in the series, and it is just as weird as the first. While the story is written in such a way that younger kids could read it, I feel like you have to be a little older to actually understand it. There is time travel and name changes that sometimes make it hard to remember who is speaking, and what is going on where they are at.

There is nothing serious in this series. Even situations that seem like they would be serious, somehow end up being the opposite. This series
Jill A. Snyder
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My boys love these books!

Ive read this 3 book series with both of my sons when they were both around 7. We all laugh loudly and are so glad we found this clever series. Very grateful the librarians had it on display!
Dec 30, 2019 rated it liked it
This was book 2 in a fun and goofy trilogy. The kids really enjoyed both books. They are funny and entertaining. We were needing something to convince the older kids that it's still fun to be read to and this fit the bill.
Declan Graham
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
These books were amazing. I used to save up my money so i could get them and they were worth every penny i spent.
Cooper Esten
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nathan Shebel
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I chose this book because I read the first one and I really liked it. I also like that Mr.cheeseman and his three children were trying hard to save their mom.And that was why I liked the book.
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another fun, clever installment in the adventures of the Cheeseman family! I liked this one just as much as the first one.
Alex Roe
Oct 21, 2020 rated it did not like it
I thought the book was bad and it was hard to get through because it was kind of boring.
May 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, humor, ya, favorites
Overall Review: Hes done it again, and I just dont know how! 'Dr. Cuthbert Soup' has managed to write a companion novel that is just as hilarious as the first! You think the story has gotten just about as funny as it can get, and perhaps it will even slow down a bit for a page or two to follow the storylinethen hell hit you off guard with some totally unexpected and random one-liner and you find yourself rolling on the floor holding your sides! We continue with the story of Mr. Cheeseman and his ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Starting where the first book left off, Ethan Cheeseman and his three smart, polite, and relatively odor-free children are traveling back in time to the year 1668 to stop an ancient family curse and save their mother.

To do so, they'll need the help of a group of misfit circus performer/pirates to return a cursed goblet to its rightful owner, the ruler of Denmark. Easy, right? Wrong. Their landing in 1668 is nothing short of bumpy, and the time machine needs
Ethan Cheeseman and his three children--recently renamed Chip, Teddy, and Penny--finally get the LVR (Cheeseman's secret time travel machine) to take them on their voytage back in time to rescue wife and mother Olivia Cheeseman. First, however, they plan a stopover in the year 1668 to return Captain Jibby and his fellow pirates to their own time period so that an ancient curse can be undone. The group successfully land in 1668, but a huge hole in the roof of the LVR guarantees that the family ...more
Barbara Brien
Another Whole Nother Story is about a scientist, his three children, their dog, and a boatload of other characters and their adventures after having traveled through time to 1668. Mainly a comedic action story, the book also manages to sneak in some educational material, about history, language, physics, and pretty much everything.

The bright cover, comic like drawings, and the name of the author pretty much guaranteed that I would read this book. (How can you not read something written by "Dr.
Mar 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-my-kids
We really enjoyed round two of the Cheeseman family! Still missing their mother and determined to reverse her death, this part of their journey takes them to 1668 Boston, first to obtain a ship, then overseas to undo the curse of the White Gold Chalice that has followed their family for generations. They are still accompanied by the entertaining Captain Jibby and his pirates, but we are also introduced to some new supporting characters, including a love interest for the eldest son, Chip.

Apr 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Tamra by: Marsha, the local librarian
Didn't realize, when I picked it up, that this was the second book in a series. For the record, the story went just fine without book 1. (Though, before I figured it out, I was thinking, "Sheesh. Seems like there's a lot of back story here.")

Delightful! I'm definitely for sure reading the next book in the series when it comes out.

This has been compared to Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, which I loved dearly. But comparing the two makes Unfortunate Events seem too humor-laden,
Robb Geweniger
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
A very funny, enjoyable Middle Grade Fantasy. While Cuthbert Soup's first book "A Whole Nother Story," was wild, and a bit amusing, this one, his second in the series is a bit more preposterouts, but even funnier. It includes something the first book lacked, a bit of romance in the form of an unrequited love (disappointing from my veiwpoint, but perhaps the author is setting up the storyline for a future book). The first book left me with a mediocre desire to read the book but too many questions ...more
Victoria Whipple
In this book, we meet up again with the Cheeseman family, who have travelled back in time to help out some friends and try to save Olivia Cheeseman, wife and mother, from her untimely death. Ethan Cheeseman, the patriarch of the family, is a brilliant scientist who invented a time machine. In the first book, the villains who want to get their hands on the time machine are introduced, and here we see one of them follow the Cheesemans back in time. There are many odd characters and situations, but ...more
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not bad

"The plan was simple. Ethan Cheeseman, along with his three smart, polite, and relatively odor-free children, would travel back in time to end an ancient family curse and save their mother. Now that the LVR (a super-secret time machine) is in working order, it should be easy peasy. Except they didn't account for one basic rule of science: Murphy's Law, where everything that possibly could go wrong, does. So the Cheeseman family finds themselves on another madcap adventure, this time
Sandeen Scotto
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by Dr. Cuthbert Soup (not his real name, of course). This time we go back into the future to the year 1668. Location : Colonial America. What Happens: the Cheesemans (sans Olivia Cheeseman) travel back in time with jibby and his friends to return the White Golden Chalice to the Duke of Denmark. However they run into a broken LVR, witch hunters, new allies (Big and Diggs) and government agents from the past. Lots of action, lots of laughs and lots of good morals to tell. More ...more
Jan 14, 2011 added it
Shelves: kids-books
More madcap ridiculous adventure and ironic side comments. Will kids understand the humor? I think that some will pass right by them. I am getting tired of so many children's books being only part of a series. I get the commercial reasons for series, but could authors please write the individual books as books that can also stand on their own? It's getting to a point that I feel I have to give kids a warning--the story doesn't end at the end of the book, and the sequel hasn't been published ...more
Jan 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile
this sequel to "A Whole Nother Story" carries the story further, this time with a trip back to 1668. A teenage love interest is introduced and although Steve the sock puppet met his timely demise at the end of book one, never fear! Rat-face/No-face/Gravy-face Roy is here! More zany hi-jinks ensue! I'm not sure it was quite as funny as the first one, but it's possible that I just got used to his style of humor. Still had a few laugh-out-loud moments and I'd happily read Yet Another Whole Nother ...more
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