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Three Rotten Eggs by Gregory Maguire
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Three Rotten Eggs

by Gregory Maguire

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Evil mad scientists, fire-breathing chicks, super-star country singers all in one book? Yes, Maguire’s Three Rotten Eggs is a delightful comedy about the power of befriending the outcasts, working together, and safe-guarding flame-burping chicks. The comedy is, at times, laugh-out-loud funny and very accessible to middle school (through adult) readers. The writing is on target for middle school readers as well. Even though this book is the 5th installment of The Hamlet Chronicles, it works well on its own. I would recommend this book to middle school students looking for a good laugh. ( )
  dcastillo | Apr 18, 2010 |
Gregory Maguire's Hamlet Chronicles are fun and silly, but the plots are not quite what I would want to give this more than three stars. In this one, Thud, a bully, moves to Hamlet and joins Miss Earth's class. At the same time, three genetically altered baby chicks show up, which the class adopts, then tries to protect from the mad scientist trying to get them back. ( )
  fingerpost | Nov 25, 2008 |
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Trouble is brewing in Hamlet, Vermont, when a new kid named Thud Tweed enrolls in Miss Earth’s class. He’s an oversize lug with a bad attitude that soon starts affecting his classmates—especially after he tinkers with the outcome of the spring egg hunt and pits the rival Copycats and Tattletales against their own members. When three genetically manipulated eggs appear on the scene and begin to hatch, the children begin spinning lies to keep them a secret. Soon they are caught in their own web, and they realize that they must all join together—even Thud—if they want to find a way to right their wrongs.
With themes ranging from the ethics of gene splicing and nature-versus-nurture to bullying and parenting, this fifth installment of the Hamlet Chronicles explores dark territory. At the same time, it introduces outrageous new characters and sparkles with Gregory Maguire’s patented tongue-in-cheek humor and hilarious one-liners.

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The students of Miss Earth's class in rural Vermont experience an eventful spring when they become involved with a bullying new student, a competitive egg hunt, and genetically altered chicks.

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