The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls

The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls


by Adam Cece
25 OCT 2018

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Book One in the Huggabie Falls Trilogy

Pub Date: 25 October 2018
: 288pp
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925603484
Rights: World: Text Publishing; World Audio: Bolinda; Italy: Salani; Netherlands: Lannoo; Portugal: Castor de Papel; Spain: Duomo; France: Bayard

  • Winner, Text Prize, 2017

‘Wonderfully weird and lots of fun!’ Andy Griffiths

Kipp Kindle always knew his family wasn't like other families. They were weird, in fact they were probably the weirdest family on Earth. It was just as well they lived in the town of Huggabie Falls, because Huggabie Falls was the weirdest place on Earth.

On top of all the usual weird things that happened in Huggabie Falls, one day an extremely weird thing happened. It was by far the weirdest thing that ever happened anywhere. It was so weird that someone should write a book about it. In fact, somebody has, and you are reading it.

Kipp Kindle and his friends Tobias Treachery and Cymphany Chan live in Huggabie Falls, the weirdest town on Earth. Weird things happen all the time—that’s normal. But when an extremely weird thing happens Kipp and his friends know that something is wrong. They embark on a fast-paced, action-packed, hilarious adventure to find out what is making everything turn normal, and to return the weirdness to Huggabie Falls.

With an evil villain, Felonious Dark, a creepy scientist and a fierce wand-wielding teacher, who has turned Cymphany into a baby hippopotamus, to contend with, not to mention killer vampire bats, vegetarian piranhas and a Portuguese-speaking lab rat called Ralf, Kipp, Tobias and Cymphany have quite a task ahead of them.

This is the first book in the Huggabie Falls trilogy, the funniest, craziest, weirdest series ever written, so far.

Look out for Book 2: The Unbelievably Scary Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls in Jan 2019.


The Extremely Weird Thing that Happened in Huggabie Falls won the 2017 Text Prize, and it’s easy to see why: it’s a funny read, full of hijinks and adventure. Most of the humour comes from the narrator’s many deviations and asides that are reminiscent of authors such as Lemony Snicket or Pseudonymous Bosch.’ Books+Publishing

‘Cherish the nonsense as the pages fly through your fingers…A rollercoaster of fun, friendship and madcap adventure.’ Kids Book Review

‘Young readers looking for a good belly laugh won’t be disappointed.’ Readings

‘Cartoon-style illustrations by Andrew Weldon and frequent interpolations from the excitable author all add to the appeal of an inventive, engagingly offbeat tale.’ Adelaide Advertiser