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Weirdest Town on Earth: Read an extract from The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls by Adam Cece

July 24, 2018

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Huggabie Falls is the weirdest town on earth, a place that is filled with extremely weird people who fill their days doing extremely weird things.

It’s a place where factories exist in another dimension, there’s a bottomless river, a topless hill and a train tunnel to nowhere. The people who live there are equally unusual – witches, pirates, talking rats, invisible families and that’s just the beginning.

The story opens with friends Kipp, Tobias and Cymphany at school on a day like any other; not what you would call a ‘normal’ day but they don’t do ‘normal’ in Huggabie Falls – or do they?

When Mrs Turgan asks her class if anyone knows about the extremely weird thing that happened at Huggabie Falls, she piques the curiosity of the three friends and they set out to get to the bottom of what could possibly be so weird in the weirdest place on Earth.

On returning home, they are faced with the shocking fact that things are starting to become ‘normal.’ If Kipp, Tobias and Cymphony are going to save the world as they know it, they’ll have to take drastic action.

A suspicious business card found in Kipp’s letter box leads them to the evil Felonious Dark of Dark’s Weirdness Investigation Agency.

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Adam Cece lives in Adelaide. His first book, Wesley Booth Super Sleuth, was published in 2015. In 2017, Adam won the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing for The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls.

Andrew Weldon is a cartoonist whose work has appeared in the AGE, the BIG ISSUE, the AUSTRALIAN and the NEW YORKER. He has written and illustrated several children’s books including the Don’t Look Now series with Paul Jennings. Andrew lives in Melbourne.

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