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The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles was the second children’s novel ever written by Julie Andrews, the beloved star of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Perfect for young readers who love whimsical stories about magic!

The Whangdoodle was once the wisest, the kindest, and the most extraordinary creature in the world. Then he disappeared and created a wonderful land for himself and all the other remarkable animals—the ten-legged Sidewinders, the little furry Flukes, the friendly Whiffle Bird, and the treacherous, "oily" Prock. It was an almost perfect place where the last of the really great Whangdoodles could rule his kingdom with "peace, love and a sense of fun"—apart from and forgotten by people.

But not completely forgotten. Professor Savant believed in the Whangdoodle. And when he told the three Potter children of his search for the spectacular creature, Lindy, Tom, and Ben were eager to reach Whangdoodleland.

With the Professor's help, they discovered the secret way. But waiting for them was the scheming Prock, who would use almost any means to keep them away from his beloved king. Only by skill and determination were the four travelers able to discover the last of the really great Whangdoodles and grant him his heart's desire.

The novel was originally published in 1974. This edition includes a foreword by Julie Andrews.

Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on August 5, 1974 by HarperCollins Distribution Services
ISBN-10: 000184461X
ISBN-13: 9780001844612
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  • painterjms
    Mrs. PainterTuesday, September 8, 2015 at 11:34 am
    This book is all about students using the power of their imagination to travel to other places.
    • hhartman
      Mrs. HartmanWednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12:31 pm55 stars
      One of my favorite fantasy books! Julie Andrews (Maria in The Sound of Music) wrote it! Great characterization and plot!
      • jed
        jedMonday, June 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm44 stars
        It is a really great fantasy about some kids who believe and an adult who wants to always live by the rules of fantasy.
        • casilia
          casiliaMonday, April 15, 2013 at 6:51 pm
          This is a very interesting book so far. All of the characters are so lively and real. I feel almost as if I can jump into the book and go o a adventure with the main characters
          • giantpandasrock
            giantpandasrockTuesday, February 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm55 stars
            Awesome Book! I really wanted to finish it so i would know the ending part so much that i finished it in less than a day! It is such a great book! For anyone that is into mysteries!!! =)
            • dwv
              dwvMonday, October 22, 2012 at 10:44 am55 stars
              you should read it
              • wildpaint
                wildpaintTuesday, October 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm55 stars
                Wow, this is a good book! I didn't think so at first but really, try it! It's a wonderful and adventurous book! Yes, it is an old book but, dont judge a book by it's cover!
                • nadyaTuesday, October 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm
                  it sounds funny. cool and awsome.
                  • sophierosehill
                    sophierosehillTuesday, October 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm
                    i love this book it has a lot of imagination and good description words. The book is about three children that are siblings and they go to a haunted house on Halloween night and meet this profferser and they go on a magical adventure to whangdoodle land. They find their selves looking for the last whangdoodle that is alive. I highly recomend this book and love it
                    • rubybaby24
                      rubybaby24Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm
                      its so good and a little bit funny in some parts