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Review – The Icy Hand: Something Wickedly Weird

January 29, 2009


Stanley Buggles is back in the second Something Wickedly Weird book.  He is making a winter visit to Crampton Rock, the home he inherited from his Great Uncle Bart.  It seems that on his last visit, Stanley unwittingly did something that caused two icy warriors to come to Crampton Rock in search of a key that is located there.  Stanley becomes friends with the lighthouse keeper’s niece, Daisy and she and the ghost of Stanley’s great uncle help him in his battle against the Partridge and McCormick, the two icy warriors.

The Icy Hand: Something Wickedly Weird by Chris Mould is an enjoyable book aimed at ages 9 to 12.  The illustrations are fabulous in this book!  I think children, especially boys, would enjoy the book because of the pirates and ghosts, but I’m not sure the story stands alone very well.  I was able to follow the story line since I’ve read the first book in the series.  The book ends leaving things wide open for a third book.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2009 7:24 am

    Nice review. I’ll have to suggest these to my young nephews. I always have to read series in order, so if I decide to read along with the boys, I’ll be starting with book 1.

  2. January 29, 2009 7:31 am

    What a great cover!! I think I’ve seen this one–or maybe I’m thinking of the first one. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. January 29, 2009 7:42 am

    I should check this series out for my daughter. She likes pirates and ghosts and things like that. I love the cover!

  4. January 29, 2009 8:31 am

    Love that cover and the title!

  5. January 29, 2009 9:20 am

    The kids and I are heading to the library tomorrow. I’ll have to see if I can find this series for them!

  6. January 29, 2009 9:56 am

    Wow. That cover is amazing!

  7. January 29, 2009 10:27 am

    I just love the covers of this series of books!

  8. January 29, 2009 11:23 am

    I’m glad you liked this one!

  9. January 29, 2009 11:37 am

    Great review. I love the cover on this one!

  10. January 29, 2009 1:53 pm

    Love the cover and your review is wonderful! I bet my neices and nephews would enjoy this series. First I’d heard about it – thank you!

  11. January 29, 2009 5:51 pm

    Judging by the cover, the illustrations seem fabulous indeed! This sounds like my kind of book.

  12. January 30, 2009 2:03 pm

    I really like the cover – and now I have another series to add to my list!

  13. January 30, 2009 2:36 pm

    I enjoyed this, but I do think that I’d have liked it much more if I’d read the first one.

  14. February 2, 2009 1:43 am

    I love this cover also. I will keep this in mind and refer it to younger readers… who knows.. I might want to check it out also.

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