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ISBN:0027255506
Author: Helen Cresswell
ISBN13: 978-0027255508
Title: Absolute Zero: Being the Second Part of the Bagthorpe Saga
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: Atheneum; 1st Amer. ed edition (March 1, 1978)
Pages: 174

Absolute Zero: Being the Second Part of the Bagthorpe Saga by Helen Cresswell



This is where the Bagthorpe Saga really gets into its stride, with some outstandingly funny set pieces. It's a sharp critique of consumerism and the fickle world of celebrity, and prefigures reality TV by some thirty years. Indeed, if I had to nominate my favourite instalmen This is where the Bagthorpe Saga really gets into its stride, with some outstandingly funny set pieces. It's a sharp critique of consumerism and the fickle world of celebrity, and prefigures reality TV by some thirty years

The Bagthorpe Saga Series Helen Cresswell. I highly recommend all of the 'Bagthorpe' books by Helen Cresswell, including this one, the 2nd in the series. All are well-written, fast-paced, entertaining and funny. I first read this series as a young teenager - and I plan to read these books to my daughter. If you have a child who doesn't like to read, chances are this book series will catch his/her attention. Recently Viewed and Featured.

The Bagthorpe Saga is a series of 10 novels by Helen Cresswell published between 1977 and 2001 winning two International Reading Association awards published in the UK and the United States by Faber and Faber. The first two novels formed the basis of a BBC TV comedy series in 1981.

The second book in the super-funny classic series The Bagthorpe Saga, starring the TOTALLY unforgettable Bagthorpe family from best-loved author Helen Cresswell. Bad, mad and brilliant to know the Bagthorpes are back! Something even stranger than normal is happening in the Bagsthorpe house. Ever since Uncle Parker won a luxury cruise in a competition, the family's gone competition crazy. Only Jack and his trusty dog Zero are staying out of it. So just how does the mixed-up mutt become the most famous dog in Britain? Contact: nm45807l.

The 1978 jacket for Absolute Zero, the second part of the Bagthorpe Saga. Up to the age of 12 or so, I tended to sort the families I encountered through reading into two categories: those I’d like to belong to, given the chance, and those I really wouldn’t. Retrospectively, the impulse isn’t particularly hard to fathom: the child of divorced parents myself, when it came to fiction, I was in the market for stability; the families I fell for were those in which arguments were rare, parents reliable and an unshowy bedrock of love a given. Helen Cresswell published Ordinary Jack, the first instalment in what would become The Bagthorpe Saga, in 1977; the Saga ended up running to 10 volumes, with the last (Bagthorpes Battered) coming out in 2001. Tracing a direct line from Richmal Crompton’s Just William stories, together they furnish a burlesque chronicle of the uproarious doings of the eccentric, sprawling Bagthorpe clan.

The second book in the super-funny classic series The Bagthorpe Saga, starring the TOTALLY unforgettable Bagthorpe family – from best-loved author Helen Cresswell. Bad, mad and brilliant to know - the Bagthorpes are back! Something even stranger than normal is happening in the Bagsthorpe house. Ever since Uncle Parker won a luxury cruise in a competition, the family’s gone competition crazy.

Absolute zero Helen Cresswell. Library of Congress Control Number: 77012675. Summary, et. The members of the talented and eccentric Bagthorpe family channel their energy into slogan-writing contests. Personal Name: Cresswell, Helen. Bagthorpe saga (New York, . ; 2nd pt. Rubrics: Family life Fiction.

Absolute Zero: Being the Second Part of the Bagthorpe Saga. Ordinary Jack: Being the First Part of the Bagthorpe Saga. Bagthorpes V. the World: Being the Fourth Part of the Bagthorpe Saga. The Bagthorpe Saga: Absolute Zero (Collins Modern Classics) (The Bagthorpe Saga: Collins Modern Classics). Bagthorpes Besieged (Bagthorpe Saga).

Ordinary Jack: Being the First Part of The Bagthorpe Saga. BOOKS I Have Read & LOVED or at least really liked.

The members of a talented, eccentric, English family eagerly enter slogan-writing contests and are rewarded with such prizes as a trip to a health farm and the opportunity to appear in a toothpaste commercial
Reviews: 5
Gardall
My favorite series as a child and still.
Winawel
I just wish I could find a collection with all of them! This is a wonderful series. I read them before passing them on to a young friend.
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Absolute Zero is the second book of the Bagthorpe Saga, and in my opinion, it's the best, although the first four in the series are all exceptional. I loved these books as a child, and I love them now as an adult - it's a pity they are out of print in the US. (They are, however, still available in the UK, and US readers can order them online from amazon.co.uk, among other online shops. Believe me, the extra shipping is more than worth it.)
Like Ordinary Jack before it, Absolute Zero chronicles the lives of the eccentric, lunatic Bagthorpes. Competition madness overtakes the family after the urbane Uncle Parker wins a Caribbean trip for two. Better yet, while Uncle Parker and Aunt Celia take their trip, their daughter Daisy, the world's only destructively creative four-year-old, is left with the Bagthorpes. Hilarity inevitably ensues, in the shape of Daisy-induced disasters, police involvement, and unfortunate prizes.
The dry humor and intelligent wit of the early books in the Bagthorpe series raise them above their genre, and the books are as fresh and entertaining now as fifteen years ago. Any adult who still knows how to laugh would enjoy these novels, and as for children - well, the danger isn't that they won't like it. The danger is that they will start tearing the labels off canned goods in their parents' pantries, in hopes of recreating the joy of the series.
(NB: The last few books of the series - I believe it's now up to seven or eight books - are not at all worth reading. The first four in the saga are musts, and true Bagthorpe fans will probably enjoy book five and even book six, but after that, don't bother. Spare yourself the pain of seeing one of the best humorous series of our time go to pot.)
Unirtay
Absolute Zero, the 2nd in the Bagthorpes series was the book that hooked me to the Bagthorpe series. The Bagthorpe clan with its outrageous personalities reminds me still of my own large eccentric family. One of my fondest childhood memories is the hours I spent laughing at the antics of Jack and his family. I found the feud between Uncle Parker and Mr. Bagthorpe to be hilarious. Mrs Fosdale is a wonderful minor character and her reaction to the pantry still dissolves me into hysteria. Jack Bagthorpe was as close as a best friend to me. His misadventures with Zero and his family still make me laugh, smile and want to hear more. If your child is not quite ready for Harry Potter or needs a fill in the Bagthorpes though a different genre will absolutely do!
Cerana
I *loved* these books as a child-- so much that I found I could still remember some of the sentences word-for-word as an adult. Even as an adult I found myself giggling out loud as I read about The Bagthorpe's and their contest-entering mania.
Shame that it's out of print! Bring it back!