Looking for a book from the 70's about a bratty kid who was always getting in trouble. One day while climbing a tree he falls out and is saved by his "guardian devil". He jokes that he will call this devil "Bub" for short and "Beelzebubbaroo" for long".


This is The Big Joke Game by Scott Corbett. For the record, it's not "Beelzebubbaroo", it's "Beelzebubaroo"

A young boy who loves practical jokes and games finds himself in the strange land of Limbo where the only way out is to play a complicated game.

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  • Loved that book as a kid. – FuzzyBoots Aug 18 '18 at 12:59
  • Thanks so much! Been trying to remember the title and author for a while. "For the record, it's not "Beelzebubbaroo", it's "Beelzebubaroo" "...I'm actually pretty amazed I got it that close considering I last read this book in the 70's. Thanks again! – Tommy Tucker Aug 20 '18 at 17:42

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