The Book of Nonsense
The Book of Nonsense

The Book of Nonsense

Written by David Michael Slater & illustrated by Mauro Sorghienti
Book #1 in the Forbidden Books Series
10 - 16
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Page count
Nov 4, 2016
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Before there were books, there were Words of Power, and those who spoke them could rule the world… Dexter and Daphna Wax don’t quite fit in, even with each other. She loves reading, and he loathes it, but neither is pleased by their “special” thirteenth birthday gift, a ruined old book full of nonsense. But the moment it enters Daphna and Dexter’s lives, bizarre things begin to happen. Why is their father, who found the book, suddenly so distant? Is the old man who took it from him some kind of hypnotist? Why is a giant, red-eyed man-child menacing them? Now Dex and Daphna have to work together to stop the old man from ruining their lives. But as they unravel the secrets of the Book of Nonsense, they will discover the truth about their own extraordinary destiny.

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      David Michael Slater

      David Michael Slater is an acclaimed author of books for children, teens, and adults. His work for children includes the picture books Cheese Louise!, The Bored Book, The Boy & the Book, the early chapter book series, Mysterious Monsters, and the teen series, Forbidden Books. David’s work for adults includes the hilarious comic-drama, Fun & Games, which The New York Review of Books called “Hilarious,” and the forthcoming non-fiction title, 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don’t Work – And How to Fix Them. David teaches middle school in Nevada, where he lives with his wife and son.

      Mauro Sorghienti

      Mauro Sorghienti grew up in Porto San Giorgio, a charming Italian town on the Adriatic coast, where he found inspirations reading old fantasy stories and ancient myths from northern Europe. Not far from there, is the State Institute of Art where he learned the basics of his craft before changing paths and graduating as a Childhood Communities Assistant. However, the graphic arts were always his main passion and soon he was able to make that his main occupation. He has gained twenty years of experience in illustration and cartooning, playing creative roles for many projects from the earliest stages of their development on to completion. He loves drawing, painting, and when he is in the mood, also modeling odd tangible things. Sometimes, he also has a bit of free time to spend on his hobby as a board games enthusiast!

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    November 4, 2016
    Library Tales Publishing
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    10 - 16 years

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