Scieszka, Jon Baloney Henry P.

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Baloney Henry P.

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Henry P Baloney lives on another planet but his problems are just like those of all children. He must come up with a good excuse for being late for school or face "Permanent Lifelong Detention". Henry's excuse is this book's story and is of adventures, near misses and that strange feeling you have when learning to read that every other word comes from outer space. The text is full of wonderfully sounding and looking words from other languages and, is as the book claims, "...about way too much fantastic stuff to squeeze into this little space." The pictures must be read as closely as the text.

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To say that Baloney is extraordinarily different would be a gross understatement. To begin with, Baloney wasn't written: it was received and decoded by John Scieszka and cisual recreation was undertaken by Lane Smith.

Henry P Baloney, the Alien, is late for school and when asked by his teacher, Miss Bugscuffle, for an explanation, he proceeds to give an account which includes losing his "Zimulis", an encounter with a "Razzo" and saving himself from a "Zerplatzen", all over the "Speelplaat". However, Miss Bugscuffle is not convinced, and sets Henry to write a tall story! The text, mainly in capital letters, needs a decoder in places, found on the last page. Decode the signals and discover words from different earth languages, including Latvian, Swahili, Finnish, Esperanto and Inuktitut, among others. This excellent book will certainly fire the imaginations of children aged seven and older, and probably older people experiencing their second childhood too! --Susan Naylor

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Jon Scieszka began to train as a doctor but left to take a course in fiction writing at Columbia University and to become a teacher. He lives in Brooklyn and spends his time writing and talking about books. Lane Smith, an acclaimed author/illustrator, has achieved major success in his collaborations with Jon Scieszka. He also provided the original concept and illustrations for the hit film JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. Lane lives in New York.

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