Dexter Clemens and the League of Honorable Youth

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Dexter Clemens has a secret. Even though the nation's top law enforcement agency has insisted on hiding the details, eleven-year-old Dexter has accidentally learned from his journalist mother the bizarre circumstances surrounding a nationwide string of kidnappings - of other eleven-year-old children.

After he reveals this secret to classmates, events begin to unfold that quickly grow stranger and more dangerous and will force Dex to face his fears and try to accomplish feats normally reserved for comic book heroes. But with no super crimefighting powers, how can he possibly proceed?

The answer comes when he get a taste of Old Mad Joe's special recipe for "mouse pancakes." But even with this special concoction now at his disposal, will he be able to rescue the kidnapped children before it is too late?

Dexter Clemens and the League of Honorable Youth will be appreciated on one level by younger teens as a rollicking, magical adventure filled with fun and fantasy, and on another level by older teens and adults who will understand the story, its humor, and its themes on a more sophisticated and much darker level.

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About the Author:

Dig Wilder learned much of what he knows about the craft of writing while attending graduate school at the University of Southern California. He earned his Master's Degree from USC's prestigious School of Cinema-Television. He has continued to hone his storytelling skills by writing and performing original Zany Tales for tens of thousands of Southern California schoolchildren.
Dexter Clemens and the League of Honorable Youth is Dig's first novel.

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"I found Dexter to be an endearing and reliable hero -- just imperfect enough to be believable yet with intentions and imagination so pure and full of wonder."
"I think readers would follow [Dexter] anywhere."
"... dialogue flows naturally and keeps the plot's pacing brisk; it's a tough element of fiction to master, but I believe [Wilder's} done it. Each child's voice was distinct which contributed to the realism of their personalities."
"...characters are brilliant..." --Judge, Writers Digest18th Annual Self-Published Book Awards

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