'Anne of Green Gables' and we're still not done, but we finally decided ok if we want to read this 'Warren the 13 and the All Seeing Eye' book anytime before Halloween, we better get on it! #bookproblems. So we're alternating nights between this and 'Anne'. We're almost done with 'Anne' but this guy here we'll be reading into November but that's ok, because it LOOKS like a Halloween book, but it's actually more of a fun mystery-adventure tale.
Have you ever seen a cover like this? So cool right? Let's take a closer peek, it's soooooo fun. I saw it in a local bookstore, and I was like, 'Julia, we're getting this. Go choose the one book you want for yourself, but we're getting this one for Mommy because I can already tell it's the coolest thing ever."
I mean, Warren (who is a little boy, not a monster. He just has some facial features that are a little fantastical) is a VICTORIAN BELLHOP. That premise alone, they had me right there.
The whole vibe is like some kind of crazy homage to Edward Gorey, 'Hotel Transylvania', 'Downton Abbey', and 'Treasure Island'. SO FUN. Oh and with a hefty splash of Tim Burton's creepy playfulness.
Aunt Annaconda is convinced that there's a priceless treasure buried somewhere in the hotel, and she'll stop at no ends of destruction to find it -especially after a mysterious guest checks in, whom Annaconda is utterly convinced is trying to find the treasure before she does.
(The treasure, of course, is actually Warren's by birthright, but what he really cares about is saving his beloved family hotel.)
Tania Del Rio, who comes from a comic book and manga writing and art background, as well as the amazing art from Will Staehle - his work is so cool, you must go see his website. The two of them together have created something very unique and unusual - there is something fun to look at on every single page of the book.
And I'm even more excited now because they have another Warren book coming out next spring! 'Warren and the Whispering Woods: A Novel'. I'm so there.
So are you intrigued? It's such fun!