Scurvy Goonda

Scurvy Goonda

Chris McCoy / Aug 26, 2019

Scurvy Goonda One can t just give up an imaginary pirate without seriously weird consequences In Book One of this two part story an endearing misfit embarks on an amazing adventure in search of his friend Scurvy G

  • Title: Scurvy Goonda
  • Author: Chris McCoy
  • ISBN: 9780375855986
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One can t just give up an imaginary pirate without seriously weird consequences.In Book One of this two part story, an endearing misfit embarks on an amazing adventure in search of his friend Scurvy Goonda, an outrageous invisible pirate with an insatiable love for bacon.Part friendship story, part madcap adventure, readers who love stories in which almost ordinary kids trOne can t just give up an imaginary pirate without seriously weird consequences.In Book One of this two part story, an endearing misfit embarks on an amazing adventure in search of his friend Scurvy Goonda, an outrageous invisible pirate with an insatiable love for bacon.Part friendship story, part madcap adventure, readers who love stories in which almost ordinary kids travel to fantastical lands and become heroes will revel in the imaginative landscape and characters featured in this original debut While adventure loving vegetarians will find much to savor, this is a must read for all who love bacon which plays a key role in the story s sizzling climax

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      • Chris McCoy

        Chris McCoy is a screenwriter and director who has written for Paramount, DreamWorks, Disney, Laika, and Marvel He has contributed to McSweeney s and The Believer and is also the author of the novel Scurvy Goonda He lives in Venice, California.


    599 Comments

    1. One of my students loaned this to me, saying it was his favorite book. The initial premise itself is very creative (there certainly aren't many novels about imaginary friends), and I definitely enjoyed some of the very imaginative elements (including using "Abstract Companions," or "Ab-Coms," as a name for imaginary friends). However, this book needed some more focused editing; there were some story elements that felt tacked-on (like (view spoiler)[the missing dad (hide spoiler)]) and while some [...]


    2. I love pirates. I love bacon. This book was made for me! This was a cute book. We have it in the library in the children's section, but I am not sure if it should be there or in teens. The kid is 15, in high school, etc. He has a crush on a girl, 2 girls somewhat fight over him. That all sounds like teen to me. It's all about imaginary friends, which probably wouldn't appeal to too many teens.There is going to be another book in this "series" according to the ending. I would have rather this bee [...]


    3. I have not yet read this book, though I'm looking forward to it. I just wanted to share the passage printed on the back cover of the book. It's one of those passages that you read and think, "I wish I'd written that!!""Tell me again--why bacon?" asked Ted. "Ah, a story ya want! Y'see, I once survived on a lifeboat fer three weeks with a lovely pig named Alfie," said Scurvy. "Alfie was a dear old friend, but there came a point where it was him or me. So I ate my dear piggy, I did. Alfie kept me c [...]


    4. I honestly picked this book off the shelf because as I was walking past I saw the word "bacon". Not kidding.There were many, many mentions of bacon throughout the book, and even a couple times where even I thought the motif had been taken a little too far, but you'll have that.Overall it had surprising depth, and a fun adventure. Personally though, I had a hard time relating to Ted at first, because why had he kept Scurvy around for so long? And then when he went after him part of me still wasn' [...]


    5. Children's fiction/adventure-humor. The cover is rather goofy and almost off-putting, but it's a funny story that kids would probably like if given the chance. Despite the gimmicky/misguided Hollywood movie feel (teenager Ted's imaginary friend is real and refuses to leave him?), the writing's decent. My one beef about it, apart from the bad cover (realistically illustrated covers are SO over), is that the head boss bad guy barely makes an appearance at the end of the story, perhaps a last-minut [...]


    6. This was a unique premise with engaging characters. What happens to all those imaginary friends when you outgrow them? Scurvy is a likeable pirate with a penchant for bacon and the feel of the wind in his hair. He also isn't much taken with the plans of other "Abstract Companions" to invade Earth in retribution for outgrowing their need for imaginary friends.


    7. A book about imaginary friends being real. It was extremely strange and when I got to the end I found that it is going to be a series. I am so very tired of all Juvenile Fiction being released in a series.


    8. This is one of those love it or hate it ADHD kind of rides. Wacky, surreal, & fun with a gazillion characters and non-stop action. At times, a bit predictable though




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