cover image DREADFUL ACTS


Philip Ardagh, . . Scholastic, $5.99 ( , $5.99 ISBN p) ISBN 978-0-439-53760-5

The second installment of the Eddie Dickens Trilogy begins as 12-year-old Eddie's home erupts in a gas explosion and Eddie meets the Great Zucchini, an escape artist whose coffin is propelled from the back of a passing hearse by the force of the blast. Ages 8-12. (May)