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Bolt Wattle is a 12-year old orphan sent to live with a Baron in the far-away country of Brugaria. Unfortunately, the evil Baron turns into a sinister penguin at midnight, and bites Bolt. As far as families go, it’s pretty much rock bottom. Bolt has just three days to figure out a way to break the curse and defeat the Baron or he’ll become an evil penguin creature forever and the Baron will conquer Brugaria with his evil penguin army.

The Curse of the Werepenguin

"Imagine Mary Shelley had a preoccupation with zoos, a sense of humor and bad allergies, then commiserated with Roald Dahl and Mel Brooks to write a story for upper elementary school kids, and you would have The Curse of the Werepenguin."

—Juanita Giles, Executive Director of the Virginia Children's Book Festival

“Young Frankenstein meets The Princess Bride in the most hysterically hilarious book I’ve read in years.”

—Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“A bonkers delight that will make you laugh out loud.”

—Adam Rex, New York Times bestselling author

“Delightfully wacky, cleverly absurd, and frighteningly hilarious. This book is so much fun you’re guaranteed to have a blast reading it!”

—Chris Rylander, New York Times bestselling author

“This series opener’s overall outrageous sense of humor has a high appeal. As irreverent, sarcastic, and strange as murderous, barking penguins.” 

—Kirkus Reviews

Viking Books for Young Readers

August, 2019

352 pages

ISBN: 9780451480446

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