I don't really remember much, since it was when I was in the 2nd grade, but I read a story in which there was a boy named Arthur. I don't remember the plot nor many of the other characters, but there was a scene where Arthur steals a batch of bananas with his helibackpack? The whole setting was sort of fantasy-ish, and also the illustrations were a bit steampunk but also primitive. Also, the antagonist of the story wanted to murder cheese wheels (the cheese were alive. I know, this was a strange book), so that he could make a cheese fondue. Anyone recognize this book?

  • This does not seem to be about an sf or fantasy work.
    – Kyle Jones
    Aug 10, 2015 at 2:25
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    I thought it was more on the fantasy side Aug 10, 2015 at 2:33
  • This reminds me of a PC game I played about 10 years ago... You sure it was a book? Aug 10, 2015 at 3:19
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    Are you sure it wasn't a dream?
    – Beta
    Aug 10, 2015 at 5:40
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    @Beta haha yeah it does sound a bit trippy what with the helibackpack banana thief and sentient cheese
    – Huey
    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:13

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I found the book!!! Its a fantasy book called Here Be Monsters: The Ratbridge Chronicles Part 1. It took a bit of digging but the plot is slightly different from what I remembered. Here's the link to the wikipedia article: Here Be Monsters! - Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia

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    Could you add some information about the book? It may be helpful for future travellers Oct 5, 2015 at 2:11

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