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Author(s): Adam Cece; Andrew Weldon (Illustrator)
'Wonderfully weird and lots of fun!' Andy Griffiths
Winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing
Kipp Kindle always knew his family wasn't like other families. They were weird, in fact they were probably the weirdest family on Earth. It was just as well they lived in the town of Huggabie Falls, because Huggabie Falls was the weirdest place on Earth.
On top of all the usual weird things that happened in Huggabie Falls, one day an extremely weird thing happened. It was by far the weirdest thing that ever happened anywhere. It was so weird that someone should write a book about it. In fact, somebody has, and you are reading it.
Kipp Kindle and his friends Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan live in Huggabie Falls, the weirdest town on Earth. Weird things happen all the time--that's normal. But when an extremely weird thing happens Kipp and his friends know that something is wrong. They embark on a fast-paced, action-packed, hilarious adventure to find out what is making everything turn normal, and to return the weirdness to Huggabie Falls.
With an evil villain, Felonious Dark, a creepy scientist and a fierce wand-wielding teacher, who has turned Cymphany into a baby hippopotamus, to contend with, not to mention killer vampire bats, vegetarian piranhas and a Portuguese-speaking lab rat called Ralf, Kipp, Tobias and Cymphany have quite a task ahead of them.
This is the first book in the Huggabie Falls trilogy, the funniest, craziest, weirdest series ever written, so far.
Look out for Book 2: The Unbelievably Scary Thing that Happened in Huggabie Fallsin October 2018.
Adam Ceceloves wondering about weird things, like, for instance, if you lived in space, in zero gravity, would there be any point in owning a piggy bank? So he wrote a book about a place where only weird things happen. Adam lives in Adelaide with his wife and two children.
'The pages are packed with fun and action, and Cece manages to balance on the edge of clever-silliness...it's a laugh out loud, quirky, rollicking read.' CBCA Reading Time, Highly Recommended
'The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Fallswon the 2017 Text Prize, and it's easy to see why: it's a funny read, full of hijinks and adventure. Most of the humour comes from the narrator's many deviations and asides that are reminiscent of authors such as Lemony Snicket or Pseudonymous Bosch.' Books+Publishing
'Cherish the nonsense as the pages fly through your fingers...A rollercoaster of fun, friendship and madcap adventure.' Kids Book Review
'Young readers looking for a good belly laugh won't be disappointed.' Readings
'Cartoon-style illustrations by Andrew Weldon and frequent interpolations from the excitable author all add to the appeal of an inventive, engagingly offbeat tale.' Adelaide Advertiser
'Adam Cece, author of Wesley Booth Super Sleuth, has delivered another engaging tale loaded with humour and nonsense. The reader would expect nothing less when contemplating the words of Cece's dedication: "Embrace uniqueness. Cherish nonsense. Stay wonderful."' Magpies
'A funny and weird book that features a humorous style similar to that of Andy Griffiths.' StoryLinks
'A delightfully eccentric and whimsical mystery adventure.' Diva Booknerd
Winner of Text Prize 2017 (Australia).
`This is a great book for anyone who likes books about Dutch werewolves, vegetarian piranhas, witches as maths teachers, crazy street names and...jam! It's funny. If you were actually in the book it would be scary but if you're reading you just want to know what's going to happen. It's like the author is talking to you, as well as writing the book. If there were more Huggabie Falls books I would definitely get them.' * Freya (age 9) * `Adem Cece's The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls is an engaging book that takes you through lots of funny twists as you explore the world of Kipp Kindle, Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan. It's a mind-blowing tale, as strange things happen all the time. Adam wrote an amusingly hysterical story that you will just want to keep reading.' * Zara (age 10) * `This book is very interesting and fun to read because you never know what will happen next and there are surprises around every corner! I think Adam Cece had great ideas that he turned it into a great book!' * Emma (age 10) * 'Wonderfully weird and lots of fun!' * Andy Griffiths *
Adam Cece lives in Adelaide. His first book, Wesley Booth Super Sleuth, was published in 2015. In 2017, Adam won the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing for The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls.