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The Meanwhile Adventures

Written by Roddy Doyle

Illustrated by Brian Ajhar


Mack is back in The Meanwhile Adventures!

That would be Mr. Mack, the man who was so memorably saved from a pile of poo in the New York Times bestseller The Giggler Treatment. He’s now become an inventor, and when he goes to the bank with his latest brainwave - a saw that looks just like a machine gun—he gets arrested. It’s up to the indefatigable Rover and little Kayla Mack to find Kayla’s mom, Billie-Jean Fleetwood Mack, and set our hero free. But MEANWHILE, Billie-Jean is trying to set a record for circumnavigating the globe without telling anyone. MEANWHILE, Robbie and Jimmy Mack have begun tunneling under the jail to rescue their father. MEANWHILE, Mr. Mack may accidentally confess to a crime he didn’t commit. And MEANWHILE, the slugs of Dublin have launched a struggle for world domination, and nothing, but nothing, will get in their way.

As funny as The Giggler Treatment, as snarky as Rover Saves Christmas, and as brilliant as only Roddy Doyle can be.


Reviews and Awards

"The Meanwhile Adventures has the same wit and irreverence that won raves for The Giggler Treatment and Rover Saves Christmas … Boring? Not at all. Silly? Splendidly so. And lively, full of spit and vinegar, and wacky enough to make the most hard-nosed reader grin." - The Globe and Mail

"The Meanwhile Adventures is a fun, fast-paced, and entertaining story that follows the Mack family through their exciting escapades.... It would be hard not to laugh at some of the kooky scenes." The Alan Review 


Purchase Options
Indiebound • Amazon • Barnes & Noble


Fall 2004
Middle Grade Novel
ISBN: 0-439-66210-9
Price: $16.95/$22.99
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 160
Foreign Rights: John Sutton
Translation Rights: Scholastic
Rights Available? yes


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