Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray
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Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray

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Gwendolyn Gray faces an overwhelming battle every day: keeping her imagination under control. It's a struggle for a dreamer like Gwendolyn, in a city of identical gray skyscrapers, clouds that never clear, and grown-ups who never understand. But when her daydreams come alive and run amok in The City, the struggle to control them becomes as real as the furry creatures infesting her bedroom. Worse yet, she's drawn the attention of the Faceless Gentlemen, who want to preserve order in The City by erasing Gwendolyn and her troublesome creations. With the help of two explorers from another world, Gwendolyn escapes and finds herself in a land of clockwork inventions and colorful creations. Now Gwendolyn must harness her powers and, with a gang of airship pirates, stop the Faceless Gentlemen from destroying the new world she loves and the home that never wanted her--before every world becomes gray and dull.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 27.94mm | 272.16g
  • Provo, United States
  • English
  • 1631631721
  • 9781631631726
  • 1,821,109

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"A fantastic, whimsical, and thoroughly satisfying book. Crossing multiple worlds and filled with pirates, steampunk-style gadgetry, magic, and a wonderfully creepy nemesis, the story is highly original and entertaining."--Foreword Magazine, starred review "Williamson successfully grounds the work both in fantastical and dystopian settings, making otherworldly markets and steampunk pirates in airships fit perfectly alongside more common themes such as building lasting friendships and the first hint of romance." --School Library Journal "Williamson skillfully blends a dystopian society with a steampunk adventure and a coming-of-age journey. Fans of classic adventures like Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz will adore Gwendolyn."--Booklist "Gwendolyn's character development makes for a satisfying arc alongside the breathless adventure ." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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About A. B. Williamson

B. A. Williamson is the author of The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray and The Fantastical Exploits of Gwendolyn Gray. When not mining the unfathomable depths of consciousness for new words to sling, he can be found wandering Indianapolis, directing plays, child taming, and probably singing entirely too loud. Please direct all complaints and your darkest secrets to @bawrites or gwendolyngray.com.
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144 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 44% (64)
4 40% (57)
3 15% (22)
2 1% (1)
1 0% (0)
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