Wonkenstein

The Creature from My Closet (Volume 1)

Obert Skye; illustrations by Obert Skye

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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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.

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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!

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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


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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. [www.abituneven.com]

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Wonkenstein
Obert Skye; illustrations by Obert Skye

Paper Over Board

Paper Over Board
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
September 2011
Paper Over Board
ISBN: 9780805092684
ISBN10: 0805092684
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages, Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$12.99

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e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
May 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466845701
ISBN10: 1466845708
Middle-Grade Fiction256 pages, b&w illustrations
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$8.81
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