Maggot's gran is upset when her fiance, the explorer Jack Dash, stands her up at the altar. All she can find at his farm is the last bucket of mushrooms he picked with the words "help me" carved on the side. Maggot is suspicious as Jack has also left behind his treasured African spitting-pot.
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You can pretty much guarantee that any book with the title Killer Mushrooms Ate My Gran is going to be something rather extraordinary, and you really will not be disappointed. Whether you are looking for laugh-out-loud hilarity, a touch of the spooky or simply a cracking good story, then this could well be the book for you.
Maggot, our hero, and his gran discover some strange mushrooms that look like huge red brains and have the ability to infiltrate the human brain with their spores. When the mushrooms get their evil way with his gran, Maggot decides that enough is enough and sets out to save her from the horror of it all, while simultaneously saving mankind from their poison--no mean feat considering the fugitive fungi seem to have plans to take over the world.
Killer Mushrooms Ate My Gran is just about as exciting a story as you can get, and successfully combines the kind of slapstick humour that appeals to kids with tense and scary moments that are topped off beautifully with a bucket load of gunge.
Author Susan Gates has given us a book that will undoubtedly appeal to even the most reluctant of readers, and one that will surely become an all-time favourite. Age 8 and over. --Susan Harrison
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 141305266