Terrible Two
Mac Barnett, Jory John

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Narrated By: Adam Verner

Duration: 3 hours and 22 minutes

What to expect

Miles Murphy had it made. He lived in a great town near the ocean, he had two best friends, and most importantly, he had a reputation for being his town's best prankster. All of which explains why he's not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that's famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. Worse than that, Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster—and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he'll have to raise his game.

It's prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen, a prank so huge it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder (a loose confederacy of pranksters that flourished a couple of centuries ago) proud.

In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Jory John and Mac Barnett have walked an impressive tightrope, creating a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and daring at the same time.

Genre

Children’s / Teenage fiction: Humorous stories, Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage: Chapter books (transitional storybooks)

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“A double helping of fun and mischief!”

Jeff Kinney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

“This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks (and cows), and terribly wonderful.”

Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for Children's Literature emeritus

“Hilarious.”

Dav Pilkey, award-winning author of the Captain Underpants series

“Miles and Niles are both hilarious and real-feeling friends I’ve never seen before. The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! What’s not to love about The Terrible Two?"

Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series

"The Terrible Two are my kind of kids, and, what’s more, they’re kids’ kind of kids.”

Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series

“You don’t have to be a cow, like cows, or even know a cow to love the Terrible Two.”