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The Demon Headmaster: Total Control

The Demon Headmaster: Total Control by Gillian Cross (Oxford University Press, 2017); audiobook read by Steven Crossley (Nudged, 2017) One of the great middle grade villains returns, bringing his hypnotic powers into the digital age. At first the characters’ understanding lags a bit too far behind the reader’s. Thereafter, however, the kids become plucky and resourceful heroes, easy to cheer…

42 Word Retrospective: The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross

The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross (Oxford University Press, 1982) The first in an award-winning series of children’s books featuring schoolkids Dinah, Lloyd and Harvey, who must fight back against the eponymous demon headmaster — a sinister man/creature who uses his hypnotic powers to take over the school… while eyeing even bigger conquests!