The Obstinate Pen by Frank W. Dormer

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Dormer’s gift for understated whimsy shows no evidence of abating, and adult readers may even detect a little bit of William Steig in his amusement at (and affection for) the follies of humanity.
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Synopsis

This is what Uncle Flood wants to write with his new pen:

The following story is all true.

But the pen does not write that sentence. Instead it writes:

You have a big nose!

Who knows what to do with a pen that has a will of its own?

Not Uncle Flood.

Not Officer Wonkle.

But young Horace has an idea. . . .

 

About Frank W. Dormer

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Frank Dormer graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in illustration.  He now divides his time between teaching and book illustration. He has created art for several children's books, including Socksquatch, his first book as both an author and illustrator. [frankwdormer.com]
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Excellent
Feb 06 2012

Dormer’s gift for understated whimsy shows no evidence of abating, and adult readers may even detect a little bit of William Steig in his amusement at (and affection for) the follies of humanity.

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