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Product Details
Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Yellow Jacket
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.6 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781499811247

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About the Author
Adam Perry is the author of The Magicians of Elephant County. The son of an elementary school librarian, he discovered a love of stories at an early age. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife, children, and a growing collection of books. To the best of his knowledge, none of them are stolen. Find out more at adamperrybooks.com.
Reviews
Once you start this book, you truly can't stop. An adventure full of cheeky charm and delightful whimsy.-- "Marie Lu, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Skyhunter"
Joining two young protagonists in the novel's world and a comical avian narrator with low self-esteem, Oliver faces giant spiders and like challenges . . . on the way to a "Dark and Twisted End" that-spoiler alert!-is plenty twisted but not terribly dark. A fortunate event, all in all, for fans of tongue-in-cheek tales with metafictive elements.-- "Booklist"
This takes getting lost in a book to a whole new level. I loved it!-- "James Riley, New York Times-bestselling author of the Story Thieves series"
A fast, fun, furiously inventive, and frequently frightful read.-- "Geoff Rodkey, New York Times-bestselling author of the Tapper Twins series and We're Not from"
Short chapters with deadpan titles and manufactured cliffhangers add to the fun, but an unexpected twist ending and an affecting (if self-styled "mildly sappy") epilogue highlight the complex relationship between authors and readers and the power of stories to change lives. . . . Exactly the sort of thing you'll like if you like this sort of thing.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
A fast-paced, funny tale set in the not too distant future that features an amusing cast of characters. . . . Much in the style of a classic Roald Dahl, this adventure story has a pleasing tongue-in-cheek style.-- "School Library Journal"
This rollicking metafictional fantasy by Perry . . . aligns fantasy stories with the sorts of video games that are their conceptual descendants, a move that results in an imaginative read for fans of the Land of Stories series.-- "Publishers Weekly"
A genre-bending, heart-pounding middle-grade romp into a potential future. . . . Perry's layered approach makes for a masterpiece that feels both familiar yet wholly new.-- "Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW"