Synopses & Reviews
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 menacing 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
"If your kids have already ripped through the Harry Potter series, The Golden Compass, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, then spending some time with the reluctant adventurers in The Book of Nonsense is most definitely a good idea." Portland Monthly
"David Michael Slater just completed a new literary fantasy adventure series fraught with suspense, hidden clues, bizarre twists and an ancient book full of utter nonsense....Slater understands that the secret to capturing the interest of teens is to engage their curiosity and intelligence by hooking them with a blend of unusual references, mysterious clues and a dark, suspenseful plot packed with action." Portland Tribune
"The Book of Nonsense is a keen and knowing adventure that, in the best ways, belies its title. It is permeated by a sense of wonder, a sense of mystery, and a dead-on sense of what it's like to be a rising teenager beset with rights and privileges of family and brains and curiosity, and the afflictions of the same. David Michael Slater weaves a crafty plot that has appeal for at least three generations of readers (from grandparents down), and never condescends to any of them." Helen Faye Rosenblum, author of Minerva's Turn and Descending Order
"With more twists than a roller coaster, The Book of Nonsense will keep you continuously involved and turning the pages. It's perfect for both fantasy and mystery readers." Dotti Enderle, author of Man in the Moon
About the Author
David Michael Slater is the author of the controversial children's fantasy series, Sacred Books (The Book of Nonsense; The Book of Knowledge; The Book of Maps; The Book of All Things
— coming 2011). He is also the author of sixteen picture books, including Cheese Louise; The Ring Bear
(an SSLI Honor Book); Jacques and Spock
(a Children's Book-of-the-Month Alternative Selection); and Flour Girl
(a 2008 Mom's Choice Award winner).
David's novel for adults, Selfless, came out in April, 2009. Finally, he has a film in development, Mocha Cola High, with Right Angle Pictures. David teaches high school in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and son. For more visit: www.davidmichaelslater.com