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Doctor Proctor's fart powder, Jo Nesbo ; illustrated by Mike Lowery

Label
Doctor Proctor's fart powder
Title
Doctor Proctor's fart powder
Statement of responsibility
Jo Nesbo ; illustrated by Mike Lowery
Title variation
  • Dr. Proctor's fart powder
  • Fart powder
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
New friends Nilly and Lisa help eccentric professor Doctor Proctor develop his latest invention, a powder that makes one fart, making them very popular at school, but someone is planning to steal the industrial-strength formula for evil purposes
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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Review
  • Gr. 4-7 A popular Norwegian writer of crime stories offers his first children’s book. After Nilly moves to a new house, he makes friends with a young neighbor, Lisa, as well as an eccentric inventor, Dr. Proctor, who shows the kids his amazing powder that causes loud gaseous explosions (minus the accompanying odor). The inventor’s experiments lead to an even more powerful powder that propels Nilly to outer space and back. Dr. Proctor hopes to sell this version to NASA, but a dishonest rich guy tries to steal the powder, aided by his none-too-bright sons. Things become even more complicated after Nilly lands in jail and an anaconda that lives in Oslo’s sewer system takes on the bad guys. In a final comic scene, the Norwegian army uses the powder for an Independence Day salute. Nesbo tells his fantastical story in a matter-of-fact, deadpan style, and Lowery’s simple illustrations match the dry, comedic tone well. The title promises young readers a story with a bang, and it delivers. -- Morning, Todd (Reviewed 01-01-2010) (Booklist, vol 106, number 9, p79)
  • Gr 4–6— Between the title and the cover image (a red-haired boy flying high, quite obviously fueled by a certain amusing bodily function), this book will have no trouble enticing fans of Captain Underpants and the Wimpy Kid. It's nothing we haven't read before: a slightly mad scientist invents, among other things, an amazing farting powder that allows two unpopular kids to foil the bullies and achieve popularity and their various dreams. The Norwegian setting and situations make it a little more exotic, and there is plenty of gross-out humor (including a particularly disgusting journey through the city sewers, well-deserved and truly poetic justice against the main bad guy, and a really memorable, um, "Seven Butt Salute" to celebrate May 17th, Norwegian Independence Day). Lowery's line drawings add to the fun. Hand this book to Pilkey and Kinney fanatics to tide them over and pray no one ever really comes up with such an invention.—Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library --Mara Alpert (Reviewed February 1, 2010) (School Library Journal, vol 56, issue 2, p120)
  • Provocative title aside, Norwegian author Nesbø's children's book debut is a sweet, silly, and often amusing tale. A very small boy named Nilly moves to Oslo, Norway, where he quickly meets the titular mad scientist, who has accidentally invented two fart powders. One provides classic flatulence (albeit without the odor), while the other leads to flatulence so strong that it can propel children hundreds of feet into the air. As Nilly and his new friend Lisa help market the invention, they find themselves at the mercy of twin bullies Truls and Trym and their corrupt father. The over-the-top story eventually ties in the toughest prison in Norway and a vicious sewer anaconda, but Nesbø writes with an appropriately silly tone to justify these twists. The goofiness does eventually wear thin, but Nilly's oversize tall tales, Lisa's common sense, and Proctor's insane inventions should charm younger readers, even those who might be disappointed that the book isn't quite as gross as the title implies. Final art not seen by PW . Ages 8–12. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed December 7, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 49, p49)
  • In this well-knit crossover debut for young audiences, a popular Norwegian author crafts an airy farce from elements both familiar and offbeat—from new friends with wildly disparate personalities afflicted by big but really stupid bullies (with a father to match) to an eccentric inventor and encounters with a giant anaconda in the sewers of Oslo. No sooner do shy Lisa and her brash, pint-sized new neighbor Nilly (William) bond than they also hook up with lonely Doctor Proctor—creator of a marvelous powder that produces massive, britches-busting bursts of (odorless) intestinal gas. Nesbø takes this promising MacGuffin in directions more comical than gross, having his two young protagonists use the powder in clever ways to foil hulking nemeses Truls and Trym, escape the aforementioned anaconda and ultimately even provide festive explosions for the grand Norwegian Independence Day celebration. Readers will have blasts of their own cheering on the sturdy protagonists. Lowery's childlike line drawings are too sparse to have a noticeable effect on this rib-tickling tale. (Fiction. 10-12) (Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2009)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
342924
Cataloging source
O2H
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nesbø, Jo
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.N43825
LC item number
Doc 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lowery, Mike
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Doctor Proctor's fart powder
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inventors
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Flatulence
  • Friendship in children
  • Bullying
  • Oslo (Norway)
  • Norway
  • Inventors
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Flatulence
  • Friendship
  • Bullies
  • Humorous stories
  • Oslo (Norway)
  • Norway
  • Bullying
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Flatulence
  • Friendship in children
  • Inventors
  • Norway
  • Norway
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Doctor Proctor's fart powder, Jo Nesbo ; illustrated by Mike Lowery
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Doktor Proktor's prompepulvet
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn767855435
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed., 1st Aladdin hardcover ed.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781439156063
Lccn
2009027204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99942977820
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)767855435
Label
Doctor Proctor's fart powder, Jo Nesbo ; illustrated by Mike Lowery
Publication
Note
Translation of: Doktor Proktor's prompepulvet
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn767855435
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed., 1st Aladdin hardcover ed.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781439156063
Lccn
2009027204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99942977820
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)767855435

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