The Otherworldly Adventures of Tyler Washburn by Dylan Cole
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Young inventor Tyler Washburn was always getting into trouble due to his numerous failed projects. Early one morning when testing his newest invention, the Automatic Locker Organizer v.2.0, Tyler could not help but be drawn into a closet with a strange blue glow where the touch of one star whisked him across the galaxy to join aliens at the STAR academy. Tyler finds acceptance for his creativity, talents and different beat at The Society of Technologically Advanced Races where he joins students from all over the universe to promote intergalactic peace.
 

About Dylan Cole

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Dylan Cole is a concept artist, matte painter, and production designer for the entertainment industry. Since graduating from UCLA in 2001, he has contributed art to over 50 films. Notable credits include Senior Matte Painter on Return of the King, Concept Art Director on Avatar, and Production Designer for Maleficent. The Southern California native grew up drawing spaceships and alien worlds and this passion led to the creation of this book, his first. Dylan lives in Playa del Rey, CA with his wife, Bethany.
 
Published August 15, 2012 by Design Studio Press. 48 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Cole, a digital artist with a hefty film résumé, plants an unrepentant smirk on his bright-eyed protagonist, surrounds him with heavily made-up but basically humanoid schoolmates, and places him in a series of atmospheric, dazzlingly finished high-tech or extraplanetary settings.

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Cole has worked as a concept artist and matte painter on such films as Avatar, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, so it's no surprise that his children's book debut has a strong sense of place, both on Earth and the extraterrestrial worlds its hero visits.

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Gr 1–4—Creative doesn't adequately define Tyler Washburn. He is also ingenious. He devotes his free time to inventing gadgets and irritates his family and classmates when his creations don't work as planned. While he is testing a new invention at school, he discovers that the janitor's closet con...

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