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Milo Speck, Accidental Agent
by Linda Urban and Mariano Epelbaum


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When magic came to Milo Speck, it came in the form of a sock. "Figures," said Milo.
So begins Milo's adventure in Ogregon, a place populated with hungry ogres, dino-sized turkeys, kidnapped kids, and--Dad? What's Milo's regular-old salesman father doing in Ogregon?  Read more...


 
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Overview

When magic came to Milo Speck, it came in the form of a sock. "Figures," said Milo.
So begins Milo's adventure in Ogregon, a place populated with hungry ogres, dino-sized turkeys, kidnapped kids, and--Dad? What's Milo's regular-old salesman father doing in Ogregon? For that matter, how did a shrimp like Milo end up there? He's no hero. He can't help those kids. Right? But there's no time for Milo to get the answers. After all, hungry ogres like nothing more than a tasty bite of boy, and what kid is going to stick around for that? A fast escape back home to Downriver is all that matters--until Milo realizes that what's really afoot in Ogregon goes far beyond an ogre quest for snack food. And his own family may be somehow mixed up in the dastardly plot. But what can a small boy in a very big world possibly do about that?


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780544419513
  • ISBN-10: 0544419510
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish Date: September 2015
  • Page Count: 272
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-10
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-06-01
  • Reviewer: Staff

“Scrawny” Milo Speck gets even scrawnier after he goes searching for a missing sock in the dryer and is yanked into a world of giant ogres who, as in Jack and the Beanstalk, aren’t averse to grinding the bones of humans who come their way. When Milo discovers that his father may be in Ogregon, too, he tries to find his bearings in this dangerous world and attempt a rescue. The story’s fantasy elements are a departure for Urban (The Center of Everything), but readers who are familiar with her books will recognize her characteristic attentiveness to characters’ emotional lives; Milo’s disequilibration in Ogregon only intensifies as he has to rethink everything he believes about his family (including his mother’s disappearance a year earlier). As the progressing plot incorporates secret agents, giant turkeys, household appliances, and song-and-dance numbers, the story begins to take on a kitchen-sink feeling, but its clever humor and daring rescues will keep readers glued to Milo’s adventures and hoping for future ones. Ages 9–12. Author’s agent: Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Sept.)

 
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