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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Faber And Faber Juvenile (Feb. 1 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571174841
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571174843
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,579,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on Nov. 13 2002
Format: Paperback
Do you like taking matters into your own hands, well if you do listen to this.
Ok theres a book I've been reading called The Big Bazoohley by Peter Carey.Its about a nine year old boy Sam.Sam's mom dad and of course him were down to there last twenty three dollars and fourty cents.So his family all went to a small town to see if they could make some money.Sam's Dad is a big gambler and his mom paints and sells art the size of match boxes but worth big bucks Sam was worried cause his big shot dad took his family to a huge hotel with a casino,buffet, and huge rooms.
The hotel was asking ....a night.Don't foreget they were broke, but sams mom was selling a .... piece of art so they supposed if she sold it theyed be able to pay rent.But it didn't work out how they thought,Sams mom didn't get the money and his dad was afraid to lose any more money by gambling it away.So Sam decided to go on a voyage for the thing his dad called the big Bazoohley.
I liked this story because a little boy thats 9 years old boy is going out to help his family.
I recommend this book to any body because it's usually hard for me to get into a book but I liked this one from the first chapter.
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This kid needs more than ordinary luck to get himself and his parents out of a tight spot, but he isn't just going for a fix for the situation; he's shooting for the Big Bazoohley!
A book about guts and glory. A childhood adventure with a touch of magic.
Peter Carey brings his originality and poetic vision to a children's book with all the success he has had in adult prose. I loved it!
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Amazon.com: 4 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A children's book just as quirky and unique as they come! Dec 28 1998
By Margaret Fiore - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This kid needs more than ordinary luck to get himself and his parents out of a tight spot, but he isn't just going for a fix for the situation; he's shooting for the Big Bazoohley!
A book about guts and glory. A childhood adventure with a touch of magic.
Peter Carey brings his originality and poetic vision to a children's book with all the success he has had in adult prose. I loved it!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
NOT the typical little kids' book! June 28 2007
By *.~angelacia~.* - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I read this book when I was maybe 7 and thoguht it was really good...and now that I read it 8 yrs later I still love it! This book plays out so strangely. It's like a dream. You have to read it!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Big Bazoohley Nov. 13 2002
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Do you like taking matters into your own hands, well if you do listen to this.
Ok theres a book I've been reading called The Big Bazoohley by Peter Carey.Its about a nine year old boy Sam.Sam's mom dad and of course him were down to there last twenty three dollars and fourty cents.So his family all went to a small town to see if they could make some money.Sam's Dad is a big gambler and his mom paints and sells art the size of match boxes but worth big bucks Sam was worried cause his big shot dad took his family to a huge hotel with a casino,buffet, and huge rooms.
The hotel was asking ....a night.Don't foreget they were broke, but sams mom was selling a .... piece of art so they supposed if she sold it theyed be able to pay rent.But it didn't work out how they thought,Sams mom didn't get the money and his dad was afraid to lose any more money by gambling it away.So Sam decided to go on a voyage for the thing his dad called the big Bazoohley.
I liked this story because a little boy thats 9 years old boy is going out to help his family.
I recommend this book to any body because it's usually hard for me to get into a book but I liked this one from the first chapter.
Children's book much enjoyed by 'age-challenged' adult March 1 2012
By Pond lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I patronize the local 'library system' &, as 'age-challenged', I am definitely a 'forever paper person'. When I find an author that I like, I 'follow' that author -- and Peter Carey, an Australian, writes exquisitely-detailed adult fiction.
When I finished all five of his adult fiction at my favourite library (just a tad friendlier than my 'base' library), I
'phoned my 'base' library: you may request books through the 'interlibrary-loan system' only through your 'base' library.
I read all that they acquired for me: the book of short stories was nowhere near as enjoyable as his full-length books, the
book which was a 'screen play w/some black & white photographs....well, I have never enjoyed reading plays so I was not surprised that I did not care for this book at all. But there had been one children's book ....a 'brief read' of maybe an hour, unlike the small-print/exquisitely-detailed/multi-day adult books -- but it was so well done that, although I rarely
buy fiction (! that is what public libraries are for ! [please patronize YOUR local libraries: otherwise, due to the 'current
economic situation, we shall lose them all]), I bought THREE copies -- the two hard-cover copies I presented to my 'favourite' library and to my 'base' library which had ordered it for me (I still have the soft-cover copy: that will go to my brother's
granddaughter in California....but not yet: I want to read it again...but not until enough time has passed since I first read it -- I will enjoy it more later).

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