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By Tom Angleberger

Tom Angleberger's most modern, loopiest middle-grade novel starts while M'Lady Luggertuck loosens her corset (it's by no means been loosened before!), thereby atmosphere off a series of occasions within which the entire strict ideas of Smugwick Manor are deserted. whilst, because of "the Loosening," the valuable family members heirloom, the Luggertuck Lump (quite actually a lump), is going lacking, the Luggertucks search for somebody responsible. Is it Horton Halfpott, the good-natured yet lowly kitchen boy who can't inform a lie? Or one of many many colourful forged contributors during this foolish romp of a secret.

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