The Palace of Laughter: The Wednesday Tales No. 1 (Library Binding)

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By Jon Berkeley, Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)
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Description


Orphaned eleven-year-old Miles Wednesday and his companion, a Song Angel named Little, are helped by a talking tiger as they set off to find a missing Storm Angel and Miles's beloved stuffed bear, ending up in a peculiar circus where the audience cannot stop laughing.

About the Author


Jon Berkeley was born in Dublin when TV was black-and-white and airplanes still had propellers. He was the worst football (um, soccer) player in the entire parish, and his favorite food was spaghetti bolognese. Some things never change.

Jon has worked as a freelance illustrator for a quarter of a century and more recently has taken to writing. He is the author and illustrator of chopsticks, a story about the friendship between a mouse and a dragon, and has illustrated several books by other authors.

He is the author of the Wednesday Tales series—The Palace of Laughter, The Tiger's Egg, and The Lightning Key, which have been praised for their vivid storytelling, humor, and one-of-a-kind characters. Publishers Weekly said of the palace of laughter: "Berkeley weaves painterly details into his depiction of this night-shaded world but also injects an ample measure of humor."



Brandon Dorman lives in Puyallup, Washington, and is the creator of Pirates of the Sea! and Santa's Stowaway, and the illustrator of Jack Prelutsky's Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face, as well as Halloween Night, by Marjorie Dennis Murray.

Praise For…


“It seems astonishing to chart new territory in today’s world of fantasy and adventure, but Berkeley has done just that.”
— Julie Andrews Edwards

“Filled with captivating and ingenious descriptive passages.”
— School Library Journal

“Berkeley weaves painterly details into his depiction of this night–shaded world but also injects an ample measure of humor.”
— Publishers Weekly

“A vivid journey of discovery.”
— Angie Sage

“A creative tale of survival.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060755089
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: August 1st, 2006
Pages: 448
Language: English