November 13, 2009

Ultra-Violet Catastrophe

Ultra-Violet Catastrophe!
or The Unexpected Walk with Great-Uncle Magnus Pringle
by Margaret Mahy
illustrated by Brian Froud

A Short Walk, A Long Adventure!

It all started with a visit to Aunt Anne Pringle's home, where for the first time Sally met her Great-Uncle Magnus Pringle. It was suggested that Sally and her Great-Uncle Magnus go for a walk. A walk seemed innocent enough; after all how much trouble can you get into on a walk...

Apparently a walk can be a very dangerous and adventurous thing. There are hedges and mud puddles, tree pirates and dams, and a large brown-and-white cow that chased them through a barbed-wire fence.

Sally and Great-Uncle Magnus ended up wet, muddy, stained and torn. But despite all they had a wonderful adventure that was simply 'Horrible Stumper' and 'Ultra-Violet Catastrophe'.

I love this book, it is delightful and engaging, and leaves you with a smile on your face. A warm hearted story that is beautifully illustrated and will always be cherished by young and old readers alike.

On sale: 1975
ISBN: 9780819307484
Recommended age: 6+
In a word: Adventure
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: five out of five

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