Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1)

Skulduggery Pleasant (part: 1)

by Derek Landy

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Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior. Oh yeah. And dead. Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, …read more

Interest Age

  • Children / Young Adults

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Accelerated Reader Programme

Approved not set
Points 10.0
ATOS 2000 0
Book Level 4.9
Interest Level MY
Quiz No. 213843

Additional Details

Title Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1)
ISBN 9780007279005
Author by Derek Landy
Series Skulduggery Pleasant (part: 1)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollinsChildrenasBooks
Publication Date 4 September 2008
Format EPUB
Number of Pages 384
Filesize 1.04 MB
Interest Age Children / Young Adults (9-14)
Edition ePub edition
Language EN
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Category Challenge Level: 6-9 (SA)
Premier's Reading Challenge Level: 7-8 (VIC)
Premier's Reading Challenge (VIC) eBooks
Premier's Reading Challenge (NSW) eBooks
Premier's Reading Challenge Level: 7-9 (NSW)
Science Fiction
UK Kids Award Titles
Ebook AUS Composite Starter Pack Years 1 - 13
Ebook NZ Intermediate Starter Pack Years 7 - 8
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Crime & Mystery
Award Winning
Horror & Ghost Stories, Chillers
Adventure Stories
Fiction (Adult)
Fiction (Child / Teen)

Awards

Winner of Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards: Book of the Decade 2000-2009


Reviews

Praise for Derek Landy: 'Landy [has the] ability to craft an engaging story from start to finish.' Inis 'Derek Landy has been something of a publishing phenomenon.' Irish Post Praise for Skulduggery: 'A gripping debut.' Phil Hogan, Observer 'Landy's witty style will win him fans of all ages ... It's a good job Harry's [Potter] resigning before he's forcibly retired.' Irish Mail on Sunday 'Hugely enjoyable - a thrill-a-minute adventure.' Jonathan Stroud, author of the BARTIMAEUS TRILOGY 'It's exciting, pacy, nicely handled and fun. I sincerely hope Landy revisits these characters.' Philip Ardagh, Guardian 'Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humour, magic and adventure. Once you've met Stephanie and Skullduggery, you'll be clamouring for a sequel.' Rick Riordan, author of the PERCY JACKSON series 'A remarkably accomplished debut with wonderful dialogue.' Robert Dunbar, Irish Times 'A rip-roaring adventure.' Irish Sunday Independent

Author Biography

Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his children's story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous horror film. I think my career-guidance teacher is spinning in her grave, he says, or she would be if she were dead.

Description

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior. Oh yeah. And dead. Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source - the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard. When all hell breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead. Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough. And if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture... Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.

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