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Snotty Saves the Day: The History of Arcadia

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Publisher Comments:

“Look inside this world and find wonder.” —KATE BERNHEIMER, editor of My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me and author of The Girl Who Wouldnt Brush Her Hair

A book arrives by Owl, left under an old fir tree in the snow. With it, a mysterious message: another worlds scientists have discovered the laws of the universe are found in—fairy tales. Is it true?

Snotty—the unlikely hero of this tale—is a streetwise adolescent mastermind transported to a mystical realm where the fate of the world rests on discovering who he really is. As Snottys perceptions of might and right are upended, the scholarly footnotes point toward a deeper truth—that in the endless fight against evil, the toughest warriors come from the most despised group of all: the smallest, the poorest, the funniest, the snottiest.

A fantastic adventure story, smart political allegory, and philosophical treatise, this is a book to be savored by adults of all ages.

The History of Arcadia series tells the story of a world that was literally formed by a story, by one person discovering and claiming who she really is . . . and of the subsequent events that led first to a deceptively happy world, then to an inevitably tragic outcome, and finally to a slow rebuilding of the world on foundations more deeply and thoughtfully laid. Each book includes bonus Arcadian legends and fairy tales, and relates how the manuscript crossed the barriers between Arcadia and our own world to arrive at Exterminating Angel Press. The first two novels in the series are Snotty Saves the Day and Lily the Silent.

Tod Davies lives with her husband and her two dogs at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in Boulder, Colorado and in the alpine valley of Colestin, Oregon, where she discovered Snotty Saves the Day, the first Arcadian manuscript.

Illustrator Gary Zaboly is the author and illustrator of The Barack Obama Coloring Book (Dover Publications) and many books on American military and frontier history. He lives with his wife Cora in Riverdale, New York, overlooking the Hudson River.

Review:

"Fairy tales and Biblical stories come true in this amusing debut mash-up of folklore and Christian allegory. Snotty, a young hustler from a poor district of Megalopolis, falls down the rabbit hole into a world where unicorns are hunted and giant garden gnomes rule over sheep. Proclaimed Sun God, Snotty is offered the temptation of ruling the world, as long as he signs the customary contract with the sweet-talking Luc (a.k.a. Mr Big). Filled with regret, Snotty refuses, rediscovers his true self, recovers lost friends, and in the process, remakes a slice of Megalopolis into the small-town refuge of Arcadia. Readers with a fantasy bent will note the traditional fairy tale elements (there are teddy bears and they do picnic), as those with Christian sensibilities will know to pronounce 'Luc' with a soft ‘c'. Dressed up with footnotes, scholarly introductions and a bibliography, as well as lovely line drawings by Gary Zaboly, Snotty's story seeks to prove that fairy tales rank with quantum mechanics in their ability to establish parallel worlds where Small is Beautiful and Powerful but must also be constantly defended against False Ideas. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A fairy tale from another world with scholarly footnotes from its scientists. What does it mean?

Synopsis:

The first History of Arcadia novel is a fairy tale from another world with scholarly footnotes from its scientists.

Synopsis:

A book arrives by Owl, left under an old fir tree in the snow. With it, a mysterious message: another worlds scientists have discovered the laws of the universe are found in—fairy tales. Is it true?

Snotty—the unlikely hero of this tale—is a streetwise adolescent mastermind transported to a mystical realm where the fate of the world rests on discovering who he really is. As Snottys perceptions of might and right are upended, the scholarly footnotes point toward a deeper truth—that in the endless fight against evil, the toughest warriors come from the most despised group of all: the smallest, the poorest, the funniest, the snottiest.

A fantastic adventure story, smart political allegory, and philosophical treatise, this is a book to be savored by adults of all ages.

Synopsis:

A manuscript arrives by Owl, left under an old fir tree in the snow. Another world's scientists have discovered that the laws of the universe are found in—fairy tales. The greatest of these laws? That in the endless fight against evil, the toughest warriors come from the most despised group of all: the smallest, the poorest, the funniest.

Is it true that this story of a snotty little boy, who falls through a rabbit hole into another world and battles giant garden gnomes with the help of a teddy bear army, holds this secret of the universe? Snotty travels through fantastic lands, meeting angels, dragons, fairy tale creatures, and a unicorn, battling a gorgeous enemy who seeks to hide the truth of things. The truth of who Snotty really is, and of what his world can become. Can a horrible little child really have the power to change everything?

Is it true? Can Snotty save the day?

A fairy tale within a fairy tale with footnotes from another world. Read the book and see what happens next. It just might be that if we knew who we were, we could change our world too.

An Exterminating Angel Press fairy tale for adults of all ages.

About the Author

TOD DAVIES is the author of Jam Today: A Diary of Cooking With What Youve Got. Inspired by the work she did with teenagers in England, Snotty Saves the Day is her first book of fiction. Unsurprisingly, her attitude toward literature is the same as her attitude toward cooking—its all about working with what you have to find new ways of looking and new ways of being, and in doing so, to rediscover the best of our humanity and work toward a better world. Davies can usually be found in the alpine valley of Colestin, Oregon, surrounded by a mountain forest where this manuscript was discovered, or in Colorado, where her husband Alex teaches.

GARY ZABOLY is the author and illustrator of The Barack Obama Coloring Book (Dover Publications) and many books on American military and frontier history. He is a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians and a member of the Alamo Society. He lives with his wife Cora in Riverdale, New York, overlooking the Hudson River.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935259077
Author:
Davies, Tod
Publisher:
Exterminating Angel Press
Author:
Zaboly, Gary
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The History of Arcadia
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 BandW illustrations
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fairy tales and Biblical stories come true in this amusing debut mash-up of folklore and Christian allegory. Snotty, a young hustler from a poor district of Megalopolis, falls down the rabbit hole into a world where unicorns are hunted and giant garden gnomes rule over sheep. Proclaimed Sun God, Snotty is offered the temptation of ruling the world, as long as he signs the customary contract with the sweet-talking Luc (a.k.a. Mr Big). Filled with regret, Snotty refuses, rediscovers his true self, recovers lost friends, and in the process, remakes a slice of Megalopolis into the small-town refuge of Arcadia. Readers with a fantasy bent will note the traditional fairy tale elements (there are teddy bears and they do picnic), as those with Christian sensibilities will know to pronounce 'Luc' with a soft ‘c'. Dressed up with footnotes, scholarly introductions and a bibliography, as well as lovely line drawings by Gary Zaboly, Snotty's story seeks to prove that fairy tales rank with quantum mechanics in their ability to establish parallel worlds where Small is Beautiful and Powerful but must also be constantly defended against False Ideas. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
A fairy tale from another world with scholarly footnotes from its scientists. What does it mean?
"Synopsis" by ,
The first History of Arcadia novel is a fairy tale from another world with scholarly footnotes from its scientists.
"Synopsis" by ,

A book arrives by Owl, left under an old fir tree in the snow. With it, a mysterious message: another worlds scientists have discovered the laws of the universe are found in—fairy tales. Is it true?

Snotty—the unlikely hero of this tale—is a streetwise adolescent mastermind transported to a mystical realm where the fate of the world rests on discovering who he really is. As Snottys perceptions of might and right are upended, the scholarly footnotes point toward a deeper truth—that in the endless fight against evil, the toughest warriors come from the most despised group of all: the smallest, the poorest, the funniest, the snottiest.

A fantastic adventure story, smart political allegory, and philosophical treatise, this is a book to be savored by adults of all ages.

"Synopsis" by ,

A manuscript arrives by Owl, left under an old fir tree in the snow. Another world's scientists have discovered that the laws of the universe are found in—fairy tales. The greatest of these laws? That in the endless fight against evil, the toughest warriors come from the most despised group of all: the smallest, the poorest, the funniest.

Is it true that this story of a snotty little boy, who falls through a rabbit hole into another world and battles giant garden gnomes with the help of a teddy bear army, holds this secret of the universe? Snotty travels through fantastic lands, meeting angels, dragons, fairy tale creatures, and a unicorn, battling a gorgeous enemy who seeks to hide the truth of things. The truth of who Snotty really is, and of what his world can become. Can a horrible little child really have the power to change everything?

Is it true? Can Snotty save the day?

A fairy tale within a fairy tale with footnotes from another world. Read the book and see what happens next. It just might be that if we knew who we were, we could change our world too.

An Exterminating Angel Press fairy tale for adults of all ages.

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