The Bukowski Agency - Bookweirder

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256 pages / Trade paperback

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Canada: Doubleday, Sep 2010
Israel: Yediot Ahronot Books

ABOUT PAUL GLENNON

Paul Glennon (Photo: Charles Earl)
(Photo: Charles Earl)

Paul Glennon is a Governor General’s Award nominee and the author of two books for adults, as well as Bookweird, his first novel for young readers. He lives in Ottawa.

Bookweirder

a young adult novel by Paul Glennon

THE SECOND BOOK IN A YOUNG ADULT TRILOGY FROM ONE OF CANADA’S MOST ORIGINAL AND ACCLAIMED NOVELISTS

“What a delicious concept Bookweird is, and what a fantastic writer we have in Paul Glennon.”  — THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Bookweirder coverTwelve-year-old Norman Jespers-Vilnius is stuck in a cottage in the sleepy British countryside for a summer with his parents and ultra-irritating younger sister, Dora. Things really couldn't be any duller for Norman . . . that is, until he finds himself smack in the middle of a children's adventure story he’d dug out of the house’s dusty library. Soon Norman is plotting to rescue his dear friend Malcolm, the loyal stoat, from the story's evermore dangerous and difficult plot turns. Can Norman save Malcolm, steer the novel back on track and hide his increasingly strange preoccupations from his suspicious mother (who seems to know a thing or two herself about the mysterious force of Bookweird)? Before we find out, we follow Norman on a chilling trip to 19th century Paris and a thrilling, fiery medieval adventure and finally, with Malcolm's help, on a mission to discover the family secret at the heart of Bookweird.

PRAISE FOR BOOKWEIRD

“Novels like Bookweird remind us of something that is easily lost among the mortgages and quotidian drivel: pure fun. The book's oddities, its strange sense of play, also come with an emphasis on heroism and a dash of paradox.”  — THE GLOBE AND MAIL

“Glennon does a fine job in keeping the story moving, and he's terrific at family dynamics.”  — OTTAWA CITIZEN

 

View the first book of the trilogy, Bookweird

View the third book of the trilogy, Bookweirdest

 

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