Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Hardcover: 176 pages
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Age Range: 9-12
First Line: In a darkened industrial town, someone weaves unnoticed in and out of the alleyways until he finds the right doorway and forces a package through the letterbox.
One Word Review: Quirky
Eleven year old Stanley Buggles has just inherited a house from an uncle he never met. His visit to Crampton Rock, the odd village in which his new house is situated, becomes more and more strange as he encounters the people and secrets of this wickedly weird place.
The Wooden Mile is sure to be a hit among its target demographic of tween children. Reluctant readers will appreciate the fast paced easy read that is filled with enough action and wit to keep them interested. Frequent illustrations add visual interest as well. The writing style is reminiscent of Lemony Snicket, and fans of The Series of Unfortunate Events will find in these books a new series to love.
You can check out all the books in the series at the Something Wickedly Weird website, and you can buy the book here.
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