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by (author) Paul Glennon

Tundra Book Group
Initial publish date
Sep 2012
General, Fantasy & Magic, Books & Libraries
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7


With its spirit of adventure, Bookweirdest courts new readers and keeps Malcolm and Norman's devoted fans captivated.
Norman has woken up in a world that seems a lot like his own, but with some notable differences. Cats can talk, for example. His sister owns a horse, and, most shockingly, his father has gone. No one but Norman seems surprised by these developments. He's almost lulled into believing that it's all real until Malcolm, his best friend (who happens to be a stoat), arrives. Malcolm has some dark clues that persuade Norman that he must once and for all discover the secrets about Bookweird in order to save the day and his family.

About the author

Paul Glennon vit à Ottawa. Il est l’auteur du roman jeunesse Bookweird (Doubleday, 2008) et du recueil de nouvelles How Did You Sleep? (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2000) qui a été finaliste au Prix du livre d’Ottawa dans la catégorie « fiction de langue anglaise » en 2001 et finaliste au prix ReLit Award for Short Fiction la même année. The Dodecahedron, publié par The Porcupine’s Quill en 2005, a quant à lui été finaliste du Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général dans la catégorie « romans et nouvelles de langue anglaise » en 2006 et a été classé parmi les « 100 meilleurs livres de 2006 » par le quotidien The Globe and Mail.

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Editorial Reviews

“One of the best books I ever read. Bookweirdest is the third book of a trilogy, but you don’t need to read the other books to enjoy this one.”
National Post

Praise for Bookweird:
"Brilliant . . . . The book's oddities, its strange sense of play, also come with an emphasis on heroism and a dash of paradox. What a delicious concept Bookweird is, and what a fantastic writer we have in Paul Glennon."
—The Globe and Mail
"Boys have trouble finding anything they care about between the covers of a book. Ottawa author Paul Glennon has a solution. Give 'em books filled with boy appeal--blood, guts and glory. . . . Glennon does a fine job in keeping the story moving, and he's terrific at family dynamics."
Ottawa Citizen

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