'Two Surface-dwellers. Two! He's a Fattypuff and you're a Thinifer. There's doubt about it!' This is the tale of two brothers. Edmund is a little on the plump side and Terry is a bit of a rake. When they discover the countries under the Earth they are divided and sent to the warring kingdoms of the Fattypuffs and the Thinifers. The Fattypuffs eat six square meals a day with light snacks in between. The Thinifers like thing more than discipline and work six days a week. Whether you are a jolly Fattypuff or a driven Thinifer you'll be rooting for the brothers to bring peace to the countries under the Earth. Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can take the quiz to find out if you're a Fattypuff or a Thinifer! Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Andre Maurois was born in France in 1885. He worked in his father's textile factory as a young man and when World War One broke out he was employed as an interpreter, then as a liaison officer to the British Army. He wrote many novels for adults. Fattypuffs and Thinifers is his only book for children.