The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes

The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes

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Step into a world made up of magickal floating tiers, where fantasy and science fiction meet in dark alleys, dragons aren't nearly as innocent as they look (which is to say, not innocent at all), and nothing is quite what it seems.

Anne has spent all of her nearly thirteen years at Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children, dreaming of wild voyages and looking forward to the day she and her best friend Penelope will board a ship to a better life. But when that day comes, Anne is denied her ticket due to a bureaucratic technicality (and one very determined, possibly evil Matron), and her escape plan sets an epic adventure into motion.

With a mysterious dragon medallion now fused to her right hand, Anne makes her way to a quest academy and discovers that she has been charged with a Rightful Heir Quest. She, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to uncover the truth of Anne's quest, and to conquer it. To succeed, they'll have to travel to strange new tiers, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over time, foes, and bureaucracy-or face the horrible consequences.

Packed with action, wit, and endless heart, debut author Wade Albert White brings us the first volume in an irresistible and original new fantasy series (that doesn't take itself too seriously).
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 202 x 33mm | 448g
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316305286
  • 9780316305280
  • 825,084

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Praise for The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes
A Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens "This fast-paced adventure deals with deep themes... the first in a fantasy adventure series with a unique crew of characters, this will tickle funny bones and leave readers awaiting the next installment."
--School Library Journal "Funny and fresh."
--Booklist "An entertaining, swashbuckling high adventure with dragons, huge insects, and giant robots."--School Library Journal "A highly distinctive, smart take on the fantasy novel... readers will find a humorous tale of adventure, friendship, and courage."
--Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Adventurer's Guide to Treasure (and How to Steal It)
"This conclusion to Wade Albert White's delightfully inventive trilogy is witty, wise, and wonderful. As with the previous installments, this book offers readers a smart, sophisticated story that is filled with nonstop action and adventure, surprises at nearly every turn, and generous helpings of humour and heart...The resulting fantasy adventure flirts with familiar tropes while creating something that is utterly original, fresh and fun."--Atlantic Books Today Praise for The Adventurer's Guide to Dragons (and Why They Keep Biting Me)
"Fans of the first will not be disappointed with this humorous sequel." --Kirkus Reviews
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About Wade Albert White

Wade Albert White hails from Nova Scotia, Canada. In addition to writing, Wade teaches part-time, dabbles in animation and filmmaking, and is a stay-at-home dad. He lives in Canada with his wife, sons and cat.
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773 ratings
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4 37% (287)
3 16% (126)
2 4% (32)
1 1% (9)
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