There are not many books aimed at children that make adults feel excited, happy and childish again. Horton Halfpott: Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset is that kind of a book. Written by Tom Angleberger, this is a book that will colour your gloomiest days with its sparkling story, characters and writing.
The story of the book is as loony as the title or titles in this case. It is about all the things mentioned in the titles. The funny and endearing story is told through 48 short chapters and entertaining illustrations. The stories are set around Smugwick Manor. Then mystery strikes. All hell break loose when Luggertuck Lump, a family heirloom, goes missing. A famous detective comes into the picture to solve the case, giving us a delightful tale.
The cartoonish and pure fun characters add to the story, making it all the more delightful and engaging. The reason we said this book is as much fun for adults as for children is that it is a murder mystery handled with the innocence and feel-good spirit that never fails to appeal to both kids and adults.
We rate Horton Halfpott: Or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M’Lady Luggertuck’s Corset 4.5/5 stars. There is nothing that you won’t like in this book! Go for it now. Cuddle up with it at your favourite spot at home or read it aloud to your kid, it is guaranteed to make you laugh and tense and thoroughly enjoy it.