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Another Whole Nother Story (Whole Nother Story #2)

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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, 304 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (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 unsolicite
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 1600′s isn’t 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 s ...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 forwa ...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 Che ...more
Nov 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: intermediate, rms
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.
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, life’s 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 doesn’t worry them that someone might stumble across their time machine, an obvious anachronism? Then again, Gateman Nametag
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 alm
Cooper Esten
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
May 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, favorites, humor, ya
Overall Review: He’s done it again, and I just don’t 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 storyline—then he’ll 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 ...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
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. C
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 wo ...more
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.
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.

My nine-
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 throu
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, an
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
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
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
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-lit
Such a fun, and quirky-clever story! This is book two in "A Whole Nother Story" series by Cuthbert Soup. Like the first one, this book had us laughing out loud. Lots of action, adventure and even a little romance (kid-style!) as the Cheeseman family heads back in time to help some friends end a curse. Friends are made, enemies are extinguished, and a duke is rescued! I highly recommend this series. (Particularly enjoyable if you have a resident reader in-home, as we do, who can perform a Danish ...more
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A quirky and lovable family takes us away again in the Another Whole Nother Story. Join Chip, Teddy (a.k.a. Captain Fabulous), Penny, Ethan Cheesman, Pinky, and, Rat-face/No-face/Gravy-face Roy as they embark on a hilarious, and thrilling adventure. They have traveled back in time so that Jibby and his crew can reverse an ancient family curse, but when the LVR crash lands in 1668, they are stuck there! This book is full of action, likeable characters, lots of laughs, and tons of unsolicited advi ...more
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ethan Cheeseman has finally managed to get his time machine working. However, before he can use it to save his wife, he and his relatively odor-free children must travel back to 1668 with a crew of pirates who happen to be their direct ancestors to return a chalice to its rightful owner and break their curse. Along the way, they engage in unwise gambling with a much-pierced buccaneer, are accused of witchcraft, suffer bubblegum withdrawal, fall in love, and stage a jailbreak. More zany shenaniga ...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 yet. ...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 S ...more
Michael M
Nov 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I liked this story a lot because of its funny characters, random plot turns and, of course, the sock puppet. I thought that all the characters were enjoyable and had their own sense of humor. Sometimes, after a chapter, there would be a little after note. These were always funny. Mr. Cheeseman and his family go through many adventures to rescue Their dead mother, Olivia, using a time machine. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes humor tied in with lots of adventure.
In this sequel, The Cheesemans travel back to 1668. They are mistaken for witches, they make a new friend: Big, an Indian guide whose father is missing and they are pursued by Gateman Nametag. Also along for the ride is Pinky, their hairless psychic dog. A cast of unusual characters and ridiculous dialogue that rivals a Lemony Snicket book, this should keep kids laughing and turning the pages to find out what crazy thing they will encounter next.
Mar 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Another Whole Nother Story is a great humorous book for readers who like books that are not always serious and go off the point of the mission time to time to make the reader laugh. This book also has adventures of the Cheeseman's who led by a scientist father try to end a curse and go back in time with his invention the L.V.R, which is basically a time machine to same his wife. All in all this book sums up to be a great book for readers who want to be entertained.
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