Wonkenstein by Obert Skye
(The Creature from My Closet, No. 1)

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Twelve-year-old underachiever Rob has better things to do than read. His parents give him lots of books but most of them just end up in the messy pile of junk he keeps locked in his closet that once doubled as a makeshift science laboratory. One day, Rob hears weird sounds coming from behind his closet door and discovers a funny little creature that seems to be a cross between two characters from books he's tried to ignore. He names him Wonkenstein.

Keeping track of "Wonk" is hard work. But with help from friends and a little off-the-wall magic, Rob and Wonkenstein's crazy adventures set the stage for great laughs . . . and Rob might even read some good books along the way.


About Obert Skye

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Obert Skye is the author of the bestselling children's fantasy adventure series Leven Thump. He lives in Idaho. [www.abituneven.com]
Published May 21, 2013 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 240 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sounding almost too nerdy to be true ("I'm kind of like a backup singer in the song of life"), 12-year-old Rob relates his tale in the now-requisite mix of block-print–type prose and line-drawn cartoon figures with punch lines or commentary in dialogue balloons.

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I’m not the first person people think of, but I’m probably not the last.

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Deseret News

Robert Burnside is an average 12-year-old boy who happens to have a monster in his closet.

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