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Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5n/a4.528612
New York Times Bestseller

“A double helping of fun and mischief!”
—Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

“Hilarious.”
—Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series

Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town’s best prankster, but 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 is going to have to raise his game.

It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud.

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

“The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! What’s not to love about the Terrible Two?”
—Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series

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

“This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks, and terribly wonderful.”
—Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and the Frank Einstein 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

Paperback, 240 pages
Published on October 3, 2017 by Amulet Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 1419727370
ISBN-13: 9781419727375
111 Book Reviews
  • iamrobot
    iamrobotThursday, July 8, 2021 at 3:55 pm55 starsFeatured
    Have you ever moved to a new place? Do you understand the feeling of wanting to go home? Miles Murphy moves to the boring town of Yawnee Valley. He is homesick because he had a reputation of being a prankster. when he moves to Yawnee Valley, he thinks he will be the prankster at the new school too. But on his first day, he figures out that there is already a prankster at the school. What will happen when the two meet? Read the book to find out! This book made me laugh harder than any other book. I recommend it to any one who likes comedy.
    • wolfy_blue
      wolfy_blueFriday, June 18, 2021 at 7:42 am
      I might read it.
      • 29zabraham
        29zabrahamMonday, June 7, 2021 at 5:36 pm55 stars
        I read this book for battle of the books at school and it was incredibly wacky and funny. And it has this theme with cows. I love it!
        • savagegirl33
          savagegirl33Monday, June 17, 2019 at 12:53 pm55 stars
          This book is about a it named miles he moved to yeanny velly and the.next day he went.to a school named yeanny velly letters adeym. I dont.know how to spell the name so he's never is to go to that school. so he.Kent the public and thye public called this guy name miles to give him a tour and the public asked what's your name and he.said.miles in going.to end here so I will not spolle it so the story is a good story
          • Michelle10Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10:13 am
            Very good book, its super funny. (I only read it on the computer I wonder if theirs one in the book store)
            • brawlstarschamp
              brawlstarschampMonday, May 27, 2019 at 12:47 am55 stars
              Hilarious! Miles Murphy was known as the best prankster in school. But when his family moves, he finds that it he isn't the only jokester in this school!
              • PatrickMonday, December 10, 2018 at 2:46 pm
                I really liked this book. It's about a kid that's named Miles and moves to a new town named Yawnee valley. I will not spoil the rest. :D
                • typyhogene
                  typyhogeneThursday, December 14, 2017 at 11:10 am44 stars
                  This book gave me a great big hug and I hugged it back. Miles is a prankster. He has just moved and has to prank at a new school. On the first day at school, the principal's car has been parked on a bridge. Miles says he didn't do it. Who did? Read to See!
                  • givyfonysy
                    givyfonysyThursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:27 am44 stars
                    This book is a great book for those people that love to prank people . It is about two boys who loved to prank.
                    • katniss_12
                      katniss_12Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:05 pm55 stars
                      Hello! Me and my friends are really good friends with Mac Barnett!! You should totally read the Terrible a Two. There are two books in the series so far.. and yes I’m a prankster my self!!