Aug 19, Lizzy rated it it was amazing. You learn about new worlds, imagination, and how to believe. On Halloween, Lindy dares to knock on the spookiest house on the block, which happens to belong to the Professor, and the three become more acquainted with him. Or perhaps it’s just my mind! Refresh and try again. There were several times when I was laughing out loud – a rarity for me.

One of my favorite parts, of course, is the magical soda fountain on the Jolly Boat. This book is pure fun! I especially loved Professor Savant and related to him in many ways – able to be childlike, but still the responsible adult – forgiving but never letting the children get away with nonsense – leading the charge into a life of magical living – but the tenderhearted safety line when things get too scary. We both thought it started out slow but got better as it progressed. Middle grade fiction about a few possibly three kids and a man who helps them travel to places or some other kind of magic that I can’t remember using their imagination. They hang out with the professor who recently won the Nobel Peace Prize.

This book is pure fun! Published by HarperCollins first published You stand in front of the mirror and tell it what sort of ice cream sundae you’d like, and it magically appears. Want to Read Currently Whangdoocles Read. This book is wonderful for young readers. The novel was originally published in I would probably give this four stars as an adult, but I remember being so enc I haven’t read this book whajgdoodles many, many years, and I had fun reading it as an adult.

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards

About Julie Andrews Edwards. Only by skill and determination were the four travelers able to discover the last of the really great Whangdoodles and grant him his heart’s desire.


I really had an issue with the setup – 3 siblings meet a strange old man, secretly go to his home and return numerous times for adventures of which they must promise not to tell their parents! What’s the Name o My random thoughts on this book: Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Not the meaning, but how much it means to them.

The feminist in me made it very difficult to appreciate parts of the end of the story. To me, I t I am torn between 3. Sep 21, C. A delightful and magical romp. This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat Thanks for telling us about the problem.

This book is very reminiscent of the Oz series one of my favorite childlike escapes of all time – and overall, has that wonderful old fashioned feel and tone – aside from the main theme – which was really pushing evolution and a progressive society where: Whangdoodleland is the home of the last Whangdoodle that lived in the world. Lindy, Tom, Ben, and their friend Professor Savant are all determined to meet the only remaining whangdoodle in the world, and so they embark on a fantasti Review by Karen, intended for young readers: Not to mention it’s written by Julie Andrews Edwards.

My favorite things about Whangdoodleland: Want to Read saving…. My daughter even picked up on it, remarking that they probably should be talking to strangers. Whereas the characters in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” were richly described and had purpose to their adventures, it was never clear what was driving these children. This narration kind of broke up the magical nature of the story for me. The better your imagination, the faster you get there.

In all honesty – this is was I would most like to be for the rest of my life – a magical guardian that takes children on all kinds of romps and magical adventures. It seems like it would make a really great read-aloud to a group of students. An imaginary world that mimics our own, hopefully searching for what is good and beautiful.


The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

I’m not bitter about that. And by Julie Andrews – yes, that Julie Andrews! A good example was the hats the children and the professor rgeat to wear to enter the land of the Whangdoodles. Open Preview See a Problem?

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The Potters do eventually meet the King Whangdoodle. All of the Potters seem younger and more innocent than I would have expected from children of the same age in the present. Tom goes as far as to say that the Whangdoodle could not whangdoodlrs exist.

We finished this today and Boy was so happy to have it done. Should I ever have the honor of meeting the Dame authoress and find myself tongue-tied, I’ll know just what to say. The title of this book could just as easily be pulp porn as a children’s book.

First time reading it was in grade three, and is still absolutely adore it. Julie Andrews, whabgdoodles is safe to say, is very cool.

We both thought it started out slow but got better as it progressed. Mary Poppins wrote this book.