Bestselling Children's Author William Joyce Signs "Ollie's Odyssey"

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Bestselling Children's Author William Joyce Signs "Ollie's Odyssey"
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Children’s book legend William Joyce has charmed kids (and adults) everywhere with books like Santa Calls, George Shrinks, and The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore. Now he’s crafted a another magical world for us, in which we see the hidden lives and adventures of toys!

About the book:
From the creator of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and The Guardians of Childhood comes an grand adventure of valor, friendship, and a look into the mysterious world of favorite toys. In the secret realm of toys, there are many mysteries. There is the Code of the Toys, which is as ancient as childhood. There’s also the magic of becoming a child’s favorite, the highest honor in the Toy World. Made by hand by Billy’s mother, Ollie is a special toy, a toy who will matter. He becomes Billy’s best friend, confidant, pal, and yes, Billy’s favorite. But there are villains in the Toy World, and Zozo, the clown king, is the most feared. He and his toy henchman (the Creeps) have sworn to steal and imprison favorite toys until they forget their children and become forever lost. When Ollie is toynapped, Billy must rescue his beloved favorite from Zozo’s subterranean lair in the old Carnival Place, past the park, through the woods, and into the night. Never has a journey of ten blocks been more epic.

About the author:
William Joyce lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, with his lovely wife, Elizabeth, and their children, Mary Katherine and Jack. They also have a dachshund named Rose and something else named Rex. Mr. Joyce has produced two animated television shows based on his books: Rolie Polie Olie and George Shrinks. He also produced and designed the animated feature film Robots. Every once in a while he does a cover for The New Yorker. His alarmingly optimistic picture books include Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo, Santa Calls, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, and Bently & Egg. He is currently futzing around on several books and stories that embrace the alleged healing power of heroically scaled silliness.
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By: The Booksellers at Laurelwood

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