Wed Wabbit (Hardcover)

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"Whimsical, clever, and laugh-out-loud funny." --School Library Journal

Ten-year-old Fidge has been dealt a lot in her short life, including her energetic little sister who constantly demands that Fidge read her favorite book, The Land of the Wimbley Woos. When one day, a horrible accident lands her sister in the hospital, Fidge can’t help but feel responsible. In a whirlwind of frustration and guilt, a terrible storm transports her to another world that she soon realizes is the setting of The Land of the Wimbley Woos brought to life, populated by her sister’s toys.

Enter a world filled with rhyming Wimbley Woos, a theatrical stuffed elephant, a giant plastic vegetable on wheels named Dr. Carrot, and the horrible tyrant, Wed Wabbit. With her awful cousin, Graham, by her side, Fidge will have to follow a series of impossible clues in order to escape. But as Wed Wabbit vows "Those who bweak my wules will face my wage!!"

About the Author

Wed Wabbit is Lissa Evans's third book for children. Her first book, Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms, earned a starred review from Kirkus and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Children's Book Award. She has also written four books for adults. Before she became a writer, Lissa spent four years as a doctor, and then worked as a comedy producer, first in radio and then in television. She has two teenage daughters and lives in London.

Praise For…

Praise for Lissa Evans:

Carnegie Medal shortlist
Branford Boase shortlist
Costa Book Award shortlist
Guardian Children’s Book Award longlist

Praise for Wed Wabbit:
“Living is the real hero’s journey, Evans suggests, where in order to fix things, you might have to break them apart first.” –The New York Times Book Review

“Inventive and surprising…A laugh-out-loud, roustabout tale” –Horn Book (Starred Review)

"Evans achieves vivid, original world building while maintaining trim prose that's by turns heart-rending and hilarious, exciting, and well worth a place alongside beloved adventure classics. Delightful.”–Kirkus (Starred Review)

“This well-crafted journey of self realization amuses at every turn.”–Publishers Weekly

"Themes explore what it means to come to the end of childhood and the importance of fulfilling one's destiny. Reminiscent of classics and other portal fantasies such as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”(Recommended) –School Library Connection

“Whimsical, clever, and laugh-out-loud funny.” –School Library Journal

“Evans really puts the odd in odyssey….sharp and real.” –Booklist

"If Lissa Evans' Wed Wabbit doesn't win a clutch of prizes I will be amazed. Inventive, funny, and not a word out of place. A future classic." –Charlotte Eyre, The Bookseller, Book of the Month Pick
"In 50 years time, people may say 'It's a bit like Wed Wabbit' in the way they now say 'it's a bit like Narnia'." –Nick Lake, publisher and author

Praise for Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms:
"Wacky, funny and ever so mysterious, this clever tale hits the ground running and never lets up… A vastly engaging, must-read mystery infused with the perfect touch of captivating conjuration—er, magic." –Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A book full of warmth, sharp humour and clever puzzles" -- Patrick Ness, Time Out
"Entertaining... an old-fashioned mystery of the kids-besting-clueless-adults variety." –Publishers Weekly
"Stuart is a likable, plucky little guy, the Charlie Bucket to great-uncle Tony's Willy Wonka... The elements of magical realism that waft through the narrative keep things humming along nicely." –Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781338185270
ISBN-10: 1338185276
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English