Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go (Paperback)

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By Dale E. Basye, Bob Dob (Illustrator)
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Staff Reviews

For people who can't get enough of The Name of This Book is Secret or the Series of Unfortunate Events books, look no further. Fans of wordplay, dark humor, hilariously bad puns will find this series something to snort about.Jill

— From Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go


When Milton and Marlo Fauster die in a marshmallow-bear explosion, they get sent straight to Heck, an otherworldly reform school. Milton can understand why his kleptomaniac sister is here, but Milton is—or was—a model citizen. Has a mistake been made? Not according to Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness. She doesn’t make mistakes. She personally sees to it that Heck—whether it be home ec class with Lizzie Borden, ethics with Richard Nixon, or gym with Blackbeard the pirate—is especially, well, heckish for the Fausters. Will Milton and Marlo find a way to escape? Or are they stuck here for all eternity, or until they turn eighteen, whichever comes first?

★ “The author’ umpteen clever allusions . . . make this book truly sparkle.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

About the Author

Dale E. Basye has been a journalist, a film critic, and a publisher of an arts and entertainment newspaper. He is currently a writer and creative director for several children’s Web sites. He lives with his wife and son in Portland, Oregon. Please visit him on the Web at www.wherethebadkidsgo.com.

Praise For…

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, June 30, 2008:
"The author's umpteen clever allusions...make this book truly sparkle."

Review, The Wall Street Journal, July 26-27, 2008:
"Parents and readers . . . are in for a treat with Dale E. Basye's very funny debut novel."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375840760
ISBN-10: 0375840761
Publisher: Yearling
Publication Date: April 28th, 2009
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Heck