Pincus Corbett's Strange Adventure

Author(s): Odo Hirsch

Children Fiction

Another surprise from Odo Hirsch - part fantasy, part comic detective story spiced with political intrigue and psychological drama, it combines the mystery, inventiveness and charm of a classic children's book with more sophisticated qualities that will appeal to many adults Pincus Corbett, a tailor, disappeared overnight from his home in the south of the city. He left behind a pair of trousers, a cardigan, and his wife, Mathilde. No witnesses have come forward. Anyone with information concerning Mr Corbett's disappearance is urged to go to the police. The newspaper never printed the report about a disappearing tailor. There was a much bigger story to cover - the Hungarian hypnotist who turned up at Sir Malcolm Hersey's party in a magnificent suit and dazzled everyone with his amazing hypnotic powers. But was he really what he seemed? And why had the Prime Minister suddenly decided to take a holiday in a location so secret that not even the cleverest journalists had managed to find out where he was? A brilliant mix of comedy, adventure and intrigue, from the one and only Odo Hirsch. (Preceeding text courtesy Young Adult Paperback (B-Format)


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Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman (1997) won the inaugural Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature in the 1999 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.Shortlisted 2003: The 51st Annual APA Book Design Awards, in the category -

'Enjoy the fast pace, the deft characterisation, the cascading of one ludicrous situation into the next, and the good humour.' Mark McCann, Sydney Morning Herald'It is written in a way that will make young children like it - they will probably end up with the book glued to their hands. Recommended for 10-11 year olds.' Georgio, aged 14, YARA Onlinea delightful book that successfully merges the fantastical and the real Good Reading, December 2002A compulsive read. Reading Time

General Fields

  • : 9781865089379
  • : allenu
  • : allenu
  • : October 2002
  • : 196mm X 131mm X 18mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : A823.3
  • : 240
  • : Odo Hirsch