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Elliot and the Goblin War
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WARNING!

As of today, there are only 7 CHILDREN who have ever read this book and lived to tell about it. 95 CHILDREN successfully read the first chapter, but upon beginning chapter 2, they started BLABBERING in some language known only as "flibberish." 38 CHILDREN made it halfway through this wretched book before they began SUCKING THEIR THUMBS THROUGH THEIR NOSES.

If you're VERY BRAVE, perhaps you are willing to TAKE YOUR CHANCES. Be sure that you have told your family who gets your favorite toys if you DO NOT SURVIVE this book. Read it now, IF YOU DARE. But don't say you haven't been warned, for this is the story that unfolds the MYSTERIES OF THE UNDERWORLD.

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10/01/2010
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Jennifer Nielsen. (2010). Elliot and the Goblin War. Sourcebooks.

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Jennifer Nielsen. 2010. Elliot and the Goblin War. Sourcebooks.

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Jennifer Nielsen, Elliot and the Goblin War. Sourcebooks, 2010.

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Jennifer Nielsen. Elliot and the Goblin War. Sourcebooks, 2010. Web.

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WARNING!

As of today, there are only 7 CHILDREN who have ever read this book and lived to tell about it. 95 CHILDREN successfully read the first chapter, but upon beginning chapter 2, they started BLABBERING in some language known only as "flibberish." 38 CHILDREN made it halfway through this wretched book before they began SUCKING THEIR THUMBS THROUGH THEIR NOSES.

If you're VERY BRAVE, perhaps you are willing to TAKE YOUR CHANCES. Be sure that you have told your family who gets your favorite toys if you DO NOT SURVIVE this book. Read it now, IF YOU DARE. But don't say you haven't been warned, for this is the story that unfolds the MYSTERIES OF THE UNDERWORLD.

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      • content: "Gr 3-6–This lighthearted fantasy approaches the world of goblins, brownies, and demons with tongue planted firmly in cheek. On Halloween night, eight-year-old Elliot Penster saved a little girl from having her candy stolen by two bullies. Unbeknownst to our hero, she was a magical creature known as a brownie, and the bullies were beastly goblins. With his simple act, Elliot set off a war between these two factions in their Underworld home. Fast forward three years and the brownies are losing badly. When their queen passes away, Elliot, remembered for his former bravery, is chosen king. The first order of business? End the war with the goblins, and keep himself (and his family) alive. While Elliot succeeds in bringing peace, the "Book 1" on the cover ensures that the story will continue. The pacing is brisk, with short chapters to hold readers' interest. Main characters are well developed. The narrator has a gleefully odd (and occasionally sarcastic) sense of humor, opening the book with a warning to readers and sprinkling cheeky asides throughout the story. Themes of growing up and coming into one's own add depth. Occasional full-page illustrations in black and white are sometimes creepy and sometimes grotesque in a funny sort of way, adding to the story's tone... It will likely please young fans of the genre looking for something with a lighter mood.–Travis Jonker, Dorr Elementary School, MI

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        January 17, 2011
        Launching a series, this cockeyed farce opens on Halloween night, when eight-year-old Elliot rescues a girl who's being chased by two kids who he thinks want her sack of candy. Turns out the three aren't costumed trick-or-treaters, but residents of the Underworld: Patches is a Brownie and her tormentors are Goblins. Employing some twisted logic, the Goblins decide that even though Elliot humiliated them, they won't declare war on humans, but instead go to war with the Brownies, who they are fond of eating. Three years later, Patches's father proclaims Elliot king of the Brownies when their queen dies, and a Brownie defector named Fudd Fartwick enlists the Goblins' aid to kill Elliot so Fudd can claim the crown. Kendall's grayscale illustrations, imbued with a cinematic polish and liveliness, are a welcome enhancement to Nielsen's story, which sometimes skids with the force of its heavy-handed humor (the author repeatedly inserts warnings to stop reading as to avoid the dismal fates of earlier readers). Still, middle-graders with a taste for the über-silly will likely want to catch the next installment. Ages 8–13.

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        October 1, 2010

        A strong warning from a now-familiar intrusive narrator cautions readers to be "very brave" and "willing to take...chances" because "this is the story that unfolds the mysteries of the Underworld." Book one of this new series begins Halloween night, when unsuspecting reluctant hero Elliot happens to save a real Brownie named Patches from a trio of real Goblins. Elliot's good deed results in his acclamation as King of the Brownies, and these spunky but weak creatures truly need a king to help them end a three-year-long war with the evil Goblins. Nielsen ably draws readers into a tale chock-full of light adventure and humor, as each chapter details the somewhat over-the-top yet entertaining dilemmas Patches and Elliot face to outwit and uncover a traitor, foil the Goblins' attacks and keep it all a secret from Elliot's family. By the title's end, a bully has been confronted and Underworld peace negotiated. Recommended for those who avoid dark and serious fantasies, as it's sure to evoke more giggles than gasps, despite the introductory admonitions. (Fantasy. 9-12)

        (COPYRIGHT (2010) KIRKUS REVIEWS/NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

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        Gr 3-6-This lighthearted fantasy approaches the world of goblins, brownies, and demons with tongue planted firmly in cheek. On Halloween night, eight-year-old Elliot Penster saved a little girl from having her candy stolen by two bullies. Unbeknownst to our hero, she was a magical creature known as a brownie, and the bullies were beastly goblins. With his simple act, Elliot set off a war between these two factions in their Underworld home. Fast forward three years and the brownies are losing badly. When their queen passes away, Elliot, remembered for his former bravery, is chosen king. The first order of business? End the war with the goblins, and keep himself (and his family) alive. While Elliot succeeds in bringing peace, the "Book 1" on the cover ensures that the story will continue. The pacing is brisk, with short chapters to hold readers' interest. Main characters are well developed. The narrator has a gleefully odd (and occasionally sarcastic) sense of humor, opening the book with a warning to readers and sprinkling cheeky asides throughout the story. Themes of growing up and coming into one's own add depth. Occasional full-page illustrations in black and white are sometimes creepy and sometimes grotesque in a funny sort of way, adding to the story's tone. While the book doesn't stand out in a crowded fantasy landscape, it will likely please young fans of the genre looking for something with a lighter mood.-Travis Jonker, Dorr Elementary School, MI

        Copyright 2010 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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If you're VERY BRAVE, perhaps you are willing to TAKE YOUR CHANCES. Be sure that you have told your family who gets your favorite toys if you DO NOT SURVIVE this book. Read it now, IF YOU DARE. But don't say you haven't been warned, for this is the story that unfolds the MYSTERIES OF THE UNDERWORLD.

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Contents
Chapter 1
Where Elliot Gets a Little Scared 1
Chapter 2
Where a War Begins 8
Chapter 3
Where Elliot Sees the World a Whole New Way 14
Chapter 4
Where Queen Bipsy's Spleen Dies And Everything Else 20
Chapter 5
Where Fudd Becomes Seriously Disappointed 30
Chapter 6
Where Elliot Doesn't Sleep Well 36
Chapter 7
Where Fudd Plays with Fire 44
Chapter 8
Where Patches Gets Out of School Early 51
Chapter 9
Where There Are Pickles, Pie, and Brownies 58
Chapter 10
Where Patches Is Tempted by Turnip Juice 69
Chapter 11
Where Grissel Tries the Not Foolproof Plan 75
Chapter 12
Where Patches Finds the Best Hiding Place Ever 83
Chapter 13
Where a Has-Been Hag Enters the Story 93
Chapter 14
Where the Reader Is Warned 103
Chapter 15
Where Elliot Gets a Lot Scared 106
Chapter 16
Where Elliot Might Be a Zombie 114
Chapter 17
Where Fudd Needs Pixie Magic 122
Chapter 18
Where Reed Misses His Shoelaces 127
Chapter 19
Where Elliot's Problems Get Worse 136
Chapter 20
Where the Family Goes to Jail 141
Chapter 21
Where Elliot Shares His Lemon Pie 150
Chapter 22
Where Fudd Gets Burned 157
Chapter 23
Where Elliot Gets Some Fresh Air 164
Chapter 24
Where There's an Island in the Woods 172