by David Michael Slater
Publisher: Blooming Tree Books/CBAY
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Hardback: 256 pages
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The book is ancient, ravaged and full of utter 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 boy menancing them?
And what does their thirteenth birthday have to do with all this?
Daphna and Dexter can't stand each other, but they'll have to work together to learn the truth about the Book of Nonsense - before their lives come apart completely.
Quote to note:
But of course it wasn't smells that made Daphna love books. No, it was the words themselves. It was mind-blowing to think that you could learn absolutely anything in the world if you just had the right words in the right order.
- page 9, chapter 1
The Book of Nonsense (Vol. I)
The Book of Knowledge (Vol. II)
The Book of Maps (Vol. III)
The Book of All Things (Vol. IV)
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Wonderful start to an adventure series including twins and a book quest. The characters are varied and colorful which makes this story fun to follow.
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