Absolute Zero - Bagthorpe Saga 2
Uncle Parker wins a Caribbean cruise in a slogan-writing competition, and the whole Bagthorpe family goes crazy (well, crazier than usual). Everyone becomes caught up in a competition-entering craze; even Jack has a shot at it, though naturally the others doubt he has a chance to win. But when Jack's dog Zero turns out to be the biggest Competition winner, things go from mad to worse in the family. And then 4-year-old Daisy develops her own obsession,... Bag of Bones
This book is amazing. A group of friends meet a flying cat who shows them a planet full of bones. When they pick up a bone and think of something, the bone becomes that something. ... Bagthorpes Unlimited - Bagthorpe Saga 3
When the Bagthorpes are robbed, Grandma decides they must have a family reunion, so the Dogcollar Brigade come to stay. The DB consists of meek Uncle Claude, a reverend, his wife Penelope, who is obsessed with cleanliness and godliness (in that order), and their two revoltingly clever children, Esther and Luke. Their cousins' accomplishments throw the younger Bagthorpes headlong into a search for their own immortality via the Guiness Book of World Reco... Bagthorpes V. the World - Bagthorpe Saga 4
After Mr. Bagthorpe gets an enormous (and erroneous) bank overdraft statement, he goes even further round the bend. This time, his obsession is Survival - the Bagthorpes, typically rather soft-living types, will live off the fruit of the land and their own labors. Of course, things go badly from the start and then get worse. A number of unfortunate episodes (including ones involving chickens, flower seeds, whiskey, a goat, and any number of funerals) ...
Ordinary Jack - Bagthorpe Saga 1
Jack is the second-youngest member of the Bagthorpe family - and the only Bagthorpe who isn't an eccentric and a self-proclaimed genius. As the sole ordinary member of the family, he feels left out and rather looked-down-upon. When Jack starts searching for something, anything, that he alone can do best, his good friend Uncle Parker comes up with a smashing idea: Jack can pretend to be a psychic, a Prophet, a paranormal phenomenom. Unfortunately, thin... The Winter of the Birds
This rare and beautiful story chronicles the transformation of a small community as seen through the eyes of young Edward Flack.
The community has a self-appointed guardian, the solitary Mr. Rudge. Mr. Rudge has discovered a secret menace to the town: Every night, steel birds fly through the sky on wires, and seem to be growing more numerous even as the real birds are losing ground.
Everyone is afraid of Mr. Rudge, but Edward befriends him, since ...