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  • 08/2014
  • 9780984682232
  • 162 pages
  • $12.00
Ebook Details
  • 08/2014
  • 162 pages
  • $2.99
Waiting for the Voo

Children/Young Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

WAITING FOR THE VOO is the story of 13-year-old Wilkin Delgado of Warrensberg, Minnesota, and a 14-year-old tattooed Missouri girl with serious anger issues by the name of Alice Jane Zelinski. Wilkin and Alice Jane join forces with an intergalactic plumber to fix a nasty sewage problem that threatens to destroy the universe. Along the way, the three – and one or two others – must deal with a spiky monster, a ch-duck, an ancient book, a rat, a pair of ostriches and the mysterious Voo. (Book 1 of The Warrensberg Trilogy)
Reviews
In this offbeat SF adventure, first in the Warrensberg trilogy, 13-year-old Wilkin Delgado isn’t pleased when his mother invites a friend and her daughter to move in with them. Alice Jane Zelinski—a 14-year-old with tattoos, gray hair, and an anger management problem—doesn’t want to be there either. Then Wilkin’s mother takes in yet another eccentric tenant. Cardamon Webb, who is a bit like a cross between Willy Wonka and “The Dude” from The Big Lebowski, calls himself a plumber, but he’s actually on a quest to fill a dangerous galactic hole, and he needs Wilkin and Alice Jane’s help to prevent their world from being infiltrated by otherworldly “riffraff.” Ammerman builds chemistry between the two central characters through their alternating first-person points of view, but the many outlandish creatures they encounter—demonic birds, “porcelain killer dolls,” and lots of ferrets—feel more like diversionary instruments of chaos than key plot elements. Still, it’s good fun watching Alice Jane and Wilkin romp through the muck of the universe. Books two and three, Escape from Dorkville and The Last Ma-Loo, are also available. Ages 8–12. (BookLife)
IndieReader

"Ammerman offers up a delightful blend of adventure, courage, friendship and humor." … "Despite the signs of impending disaster…the way (he) allows the characters to interpret their rather grim circumstances is cleverly authentic."

Kirkus Reviews

"Ammerman structures this clever, engaging story as a series of alternating first-person chapters narrated by Wilkin and Alice Jane, each with a strong voice whose authenticity and humor provide a sharp, deliberate contrast to the novel's funny, fantastical occurrences."

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 08/2014
  • 9780984682232
  • 162 pages
  • $12.00
Ebook Details
  • 08/2014
  • 162 pages
  • $2.99

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