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March 23, 2017

Into the woods for Warren’s second adventure

By Tania del Rio, illustrated by Will Staehle
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The storytelling and visual talents of Tania del Rio and Will Staehle come together in the second installment of the Warren the 13th series.

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The storytelling and visual talents of Tania del Rio and Will Staehle come together in the second installment of the Warren the 13th series.

In this next chapter, Warren and the quirky staff of his now-famed “walking hotel” are traveling throughout the countryside. All is well, with the daily routines of this most unusual of hotels running smoothly—until an unexpected breakdown leads to an unplanned trek into an ominous forest and the discovery of Warren’s unwholesome lookalike, a dastardly chap by the name of “Worrin,” who’s determined to seize control of the remarkable hotel from the boy who claims rightful ownership to that moniker.

This bitingly witty, outrageous story is absolutely one of a kind. It delivers in both written and visual elements, with the clever story complemented and enhanced by striking illustrations found on nearly every page. The text and visuals are integrated so seamlessly that they create an almost cinematic experience for readers, immersing them more fully into the imaginary world than a regular novel typically could. The story itself is not only laugh-out-loud funny but also whip-smart, challenging young readers to use their minds while also keeping them entertained.

Replete with adventures and mayhem including quicksand, secret codes, witches, angry trees and more, Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods is unlike any book out there, in the best way.

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Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods

Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods

By Tania del Rio, illustrated by Will Staehle
Quirk
ISBN 9781594749292

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