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The Resource Hobgoblin and the seven stinkers of Rancidia, by Kyle Sullivan ; illustrated by Derek Sullivan

Hobgoblin and the seven stinkers of Rancidia, by Kyle Sullivan ; illustrated by Derek Sullivan

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Hobgoblin and the seven stinkers of Rancidia
Title
Hobgoblin and the seven stinkers of Rancidia
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by Kyle Sullivan ; illustrated by Derek Sullivan
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Hobgoblin and the 7 stinkers of Rancidia
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eng
Summary
"Set in the faraway (and terrible-smelling) land of Rancidia, where it's good to smell bad and bad to smell good, this uproarious send-up of Snow White follows the adventures of the profoundly stinky Hobgoblin as he flees the jealous wrath of a monstrous, democracy-hating ogre tyrant named Fiddlefart. Along the way, he joins forces with the Seven Stinkers--an outcast band of foul-smelling creatures (Grody the bog monster, Yucky the skunk ape, Icky the sloth, Musty the mummy, Fusty the moldy pirate skeleton, Poot the sentient dung ball, and Toot, the dung beetle), the adorable barking spiders, and a mysterious squirrel known only as The Huntress. Hobgoblin and The Seven Stinkers of Rancidia modernizes (and stinks up) the themes of the classic fairy tale to serve as a timely parable of the virtues of democracy and diversity versus the evils of corrupt regimes."--Provided by publisher
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Review
/* Starred Review */ A "Snow White" parody—substituting smelling grossest for fairest—about taking down a tyrant. The seven districts of Rancidia once existed in harmony, the people enjoying the blend of everyone's individual odors and governed by democracy. This putrid peace was shattered when ogre Fiddlefart conquered Rancidia and declared himself both king and Grossest Smelling in the Land. When Fiddlefart's magical Burping Bullfrog sees a new challenger for stinkiest—the humble Hobgoblin, a bean farmer from the neighboring Unincorporated Mucklands—the outraged ogre sends his top scent-assassin, Huntress, to scrub Hobgoblin so clean he'll never stink again. Instead of de-odorizing Hobgoblin, Huntress whiffs him into hiding with the Seven Stinkers, the ousted elected former government of Rancidia, who invite him into the resistance. Amiable but essentially an isolationist who tries "to stay out of politics," Hobgoblin initially takes action only for self-preservation (while Huntress warns: "Anytime a creature is treated unjustly—no matter who they are or where they're from—it's everyone's business"), but the fairy-tale plot trajectory pulls him in so he can join the effort to liberate Rancidia. The bodily functions and other stinky-things-based humor amp the kid-friendliness, frequently put the "pun" in pungent, and occasionally dip into parody musical numbers and sly self-awareness. Happy, rounded, nonthreatening cartoon illustrations make Hobgoblin's delighted tooting downright charming. Some of the Seven Stinkers are female, and one has two mothers. As the stench-loving Rancidians would say: It stinks! (Fantasy. 7-12) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10817080
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, Kyle
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sullivan, Derek
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Hazy Fables
Series volume
book 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters
  • Mosters
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Hobgoblin and the seven stinkers of Rancidia, by Kyle Sullivan ; illustrated by Derek Sullivan
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1084339194
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781948931045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1084339194
Label
Hobgoblin and the seven stinkers of Rancidia, by Kyle Sullivan ; illustrated by Derek Sullivan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1084339194
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781948931045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1084339194

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