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The Paper Doorway: Funny Verse and Nothing Worse

Koontz, Dean

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ISBN 10: 0060294884 / ISBN 13: 9780060294885
Published by HarperCollins, New York, 2001
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Signed and dated by both author Dean Koontz and illustrator Phil Parks at half-title page with dates, but no inscriptions. Clean and bright; binding tight; hard cover has only a bit of softening at the spine heel and gentle rubbing at the corners. Jacket bears only a thin line of light rubbing at the spine head, otherwise pristine, now protected in a clear sleeve. 159pp. Bookseller Inventory # 064759

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Title: The Paper Doorway: Funny Verse and Nothing ...

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Parks, Phil

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed and Dated by Author and Illustrator

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Synopsis:

I lost myself inside a book last night. Then found myself in a galactic fight ...

A thrilling world awaits you inside The Paper Doorway! From "The Woggle Wrangler" to "The Wart," from "Boogeyman" to "The Bear with One Green Ear," from "The Monstrous Broccoli Excuse" to "An Angry Poem by a Dragon's Mother," Dean Koontz's poetry is wickedly entertaining fun.

With 225 million copies of his books sold, New York Times -- megaselling author Dean Koontz has been called "America's most popular suspense novelist" -- but that only begins to describe his endless talent and imagination. Following the success of his previous children's book, Santa's Twin, Koontz has created a richly inventive book of poems, illustrated in black-and-white by Phil Parks, that delivers a powerhouse combination of humor and spookiness.

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Move over, Shel Silverstein and Edward Lear; company's coming. From sneezing trees to reliable bunnies to food psychos, bestselling author Dean Koontz bowls his readers over with his wacky, wild, wonderful poetry in The Paper Doorway. Following the success of their earlier children's books, Oddkins and Santa's Twin, Koontz and illustrator Phil Parks embarked on an adventurous new path: funny verse (and nothing worse). With poems titled "A Cure for Ugly," "The Pig with Pride," "Stars, Mars, and Chocolate Bars," The Woggle Wrangler," "The Young Musician--Or Maybe Thug," and "You Get the Pickle You Asked For," accompanied by elaborate and witty black-and-white illustrations, the creative pair lets loose with a riotous collection that will tickle the funny bone of readers of all ages (especially those of the middle-school-boy variety). Sometimes gross, sometimes spooky, usually tongue-in-cheek, the verses tackle all subjects with equal gusto. (Ages 8 to 13) --Emilie Coulter

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