Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, told with all Lynne Reid Banks’ usual charm and humour. Tony Ross’s wonderful illustrations perfectly capture the small world of Harry and his friend George, as they get taken prisoner by the Hoo-Mins…
Harry the poisonous centipede and his friend, George, are captured by the dreaded Hoo-Mins. How on earth can they escape from their hard-air prisons? Glass jars are too hard to climb, they’re too slippery, and the holes in the top are small. But when the Not-So-Big-Hoo-Min’s Mother accidentally knocks over two glass jars that happen to be holding a scorpion and a tarantula, all hell breaks loose… Harry and George seize the opportunity to escape – but just as they make for home, they are dived on by the biggest ‘flying-swooper’ they’ve ever seen and dumped in the ocean… how will they survive? This is just the start of Harry’s adventures as he encounters the marine centipedes who turn out to be very unpleasant little creatures indeed!
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“A real ground level story that rockets along on hundreds of legs…Bug fans will love this.
Kidstuff School Books RTE Guide
'Suddenly the most awful thing happened. Something tightened around Harry's middle! He almost jumped into the air with fright… Something was holding him. Something was dragging him! 'Something was lifting him into the air!''
When Harry the poisonous centipede's best friend, George, goes missing, Harry decides to find him. Not a good move when there are seriously dangerous things outside his nest-tunnel, such as flying swoopers, belly crawlers, furry biters and – most terrifying of all – 'Hoo-mins!'
When he gets captured by a young Hoo-min collector of creepy-crawlies, it's the worst nightmare a centi ever imagined. He finds himself in a glass jar with a screwed on lid. Around him are other captives – dung beetles, scorpions, a bad-tempered tarantula, and another centi! Yes, it's George. But how can they possibly escape from their hard-air prisons? And if they do – what terrifying adventures lie in wait for them before they can find their way back to their safe nest-tunnel, and their anxious mother Belinda?
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