The Deadlies: Felix Takes the Stage

The Deadlies: Felix Takes the Stage

by Kathryn Lasky, Stephen Gilpin

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Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky takes readers into the world of the Deadlies--a family of friendly spiders on a search to find a new home. The Deadlies are like any other family with a loving mother and bright, rambunctious children. Except they're spiders. Really, really poisonous ones. But Edith and her children are kind and cultured - they would never hurt anyone. The Deadlies had been happily living in a symphony hall until Edith's son, Felix, had a . . . misunderstanding with the maestro. Now they're on the hunt for a new home. That is, if they can outwit the evil exterminators on their tail. Will they ever find a place to live in peace?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545305815
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Series: Deadlies
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of A TIME FOR COURAGE and other titles in the Dear America series. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Felix Takes the Stage 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good!
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: I enjoy the author's books and animal fantasy.This is a cute, funny book filled with lots of interesting information on brown recluse spiders and spiders in general. The Deadlies, a family of brown recluse spiders minus a dad, live in the basement of a philharmonic hall. The mother is very strict that the kids keep themselves hidden as their venomous nature scares humans so much that even the sight of them will bring in the dreaded E-Men to exterminate them all; something the mother has lived through in the past. But Felix is different from the others, he loves the music and has an artistic bent. He finds himself pulled towards the stage at night when the conductor is working there alone at night but of course the dreaded thing finally happens one night and he is seen. Within hours the exterminators arrive and the Deadlies are on the run to find a new home. They temporarily find shelter next door at an old antiques store but head off to the Boston Public Library where the mother lived with her own mother before she passed away.A fun, exciting story that any animal fantasy fan will be sure to enjoy. Written for a younger crowd than Lasky usually writes for, the story is more humour and adventure based with little fantasy other than the world in which spiders can talk. They have themselves a great sidekick in Fatty the Cat, the theatre's backstage cat who is the children's godspider and accompanies them on their journey. A silly, fun story that doesn't resort to any gross spider facts but instead opens up an entertaining world of spider facts that will fascinate boys and girls alike. I look forward to reading the next book in the series: Spiders on the Case.
phh333 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Okay, not great. A story about acceptance and being yourself, even if you are a brown recluse spider. The story follows a family of spiders as they fee the exterminators who are fumigating their home in a concert hall.