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Vroman's Live - Raphael Simon (aka Pseudonymous Bosch) & Adam Gidwitz discuss The Anti-Book

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Raphael Simon & Adam Gidwitz on Tuesday April 6 at 5pm

This is a virtual event and will take place on Crowdcast. Register for FREE ahead of time to save your spot and get an email reminder! Scroll down to purchase your copy of the book from Vroman's.

EVENT LINK: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ztnils1y

With nods to The Phantom Tollbooth and Coraline, this darkly funny fantasy is a classic-in-the-making--the story of a boy who wants the world to disappear . . . and what happens when it does.

Mickey is angry all the time: at his divorced parents, at his sister, and at his two new stepmoms, both named Charlie. And so he can't resist the ad inside his pack of gum: "Do you ever wish everyone would go away? Buy The Anti-Book! Satisfaction guaranteed." He orders the book, but when it arrives, it's blank--except for one line of instruction: To erase it, write it. He fills the pages with all the things and people he dislikes . . .

Next thing he knows, he's wandering an anti-world, one in which everything and everyone familiar is gone. Or are they? His sister soon reappears--but she's only four inches tall. A tiny talking house with wings looks strangely familiar, as does the mysterious half-invisible boy who seems to think that he and Mickey are best buds. The boy persuades Mickey to go find the Bubble Gum King--the king, who resides at the top of a mountain, is the only one who might be able help Mickey fix the mess he's made.

Full of humor and surprise, and slyly meaningful, this is a Wizard of Oz for today's generation--a fantastical quest for comfort and belonging that will resonate with many, many readers.  (Dial Books)

Raphael Simon is an author who lives in Pasadena, CA, with his husband and twin daughters. He is definitely not the alter ego of infamously anonymous author Pseudonymous Bosch, writer of the New York Times bestselling Secret Series and the Bad Books.

Adam Gidwitz is the bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm, In A Glass Grimmly, and The Grimm Conclusion, as well as The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want To Be  A Jedi?, Newbery Honored novel The Inquisitor's Tale and brand new series, The Unicorn Rescue Society. He is also the creator of the podcast Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest and The Unicorn Rescue Society Card Game.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:00pm
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The Anti-Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525552413
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Published: Dial Books - April 6th, 2021
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020
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