Skulduggery Pleasant

by Derek Landy, Tom Percival

On Sale: 04/03/2007

Skulduggery Pleasant

by Derek Landy

illustrated by Tom Percival

On Sale: 04/03/2007

Format:

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice

VOYA Editor's Choice

Publishers Weekly Best Book

About the Book

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant

Ace Detective
Snappy Dresser
Razor–tongued Wit
Crackerjack Sorcerer
and
Walking, Talking,
Fire-throwing Skeleton

—as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old.

These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil.

The end of the world?

Over his dead body.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“An utterly charming debut, perfect for the Potter crowd.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Landy keeps the action brisk, his characters slightly macabre, and uses humor to take the edge off.” - ALA Booklist

“Fun and quirky with lots of humor.” - Locus

“A distinctly Horowitzian humor and verve.” - London Times

“This book is a delight. Full of character, black humor, and great fun.” - Daily Telegraph (London)

“Expected to take over Harry Potter’s place.” - UPI

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061231155
  • ISBN 10: 0061231150
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/03/2007
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Horror
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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