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The Bored Book

Written by David Michael Slater and illustrated by Doug Keith
Published by Simply Read Books
Goodreads Rating - 3.7 / 5.0
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A brother and sister are bored and irritated visiting their grandfather. There’s no TV, no video games or computers - only books! Sent by their grandfather into the attic, they discover a dusty volume that is unlike all the others. When they open it, it expands into a giant map. As the map grows larger and larger, filling the attic, the children fall into adventures that take them all over the world, face to face with sharks, pirates, knights, even an abominable snowman. Suddenly their visit is anything but boring! The Bored Book uses stunning illustrations, with no text, to remind youngsters of the unique adventures to be found in books. The hardcover edition of The Bored Book was nominated for the 2011 Sakura Medal.

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Who Wrote The Bored Book

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.

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Publication Date:
October 24, 2017