Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


The Creature from My Closet (Volume 7)

Obert Skye; illustrations by Obert Skye

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



Twelve-year-old underachiever Rob has better things to do than read. His parents give him lots of books but most of them just end up in the messy pile of junk he keeps locked in his closet that once doubled as a makeshift science laboratory. One day, Rob hears weird sounds coming from behind his closet door and discovers a funny little creature that seems to be a cross between two characters from books he's tried to ignore. He names him Wonkenstein.

Keeping track of "Wonk" is hard work. But with help from friends and a little off-the-wall magic, Rob and Wonkenstein's crazy adventures set the stage for great laughs . . . and Rob might even read some good books along the way.



Wonkenstein Book Trailer

Rob usually just throws the books his mother gives him into his messy closet. But when strange sounds start emerging, he finds himself face to face with a creature that's a combination of Willy Wonka and Frankenstein — Wonkenstein!


Praise for Wonkenstein

“…there's enough humor here to elicit at least a few guffaws from even the most literary averse.” —BCCB

“[A] highly amusing new series starter…” —Booklist

“…the idea of a hybrid Willy Wonka/Frankenstein character is original and hilarious.” —School Library Journal

“Comfy antics for readers who don't probably much like reading.” —Kirkus Reviews

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of WONKENSTEIN The Creature from My Closet. Skye adds another Wimpy Kid to the growing bandwagon. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Obert Skye; illustrations by Obert Skye

Obert Skye is the author of the bestselling children's fantasy adventure series Leven Thump. He lives in Idaho.

Obert Skye

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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