Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book (Hardcover)

By Alice Kuipers, Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316212007, 40pp.

Publication Date: December 2, 2014

List Price: 17.00*
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Violet and Victor Small are twins on a mission: to write the best book in the whole, entire world--together! Victor is reluctant, but Violet is determined, and soon the ideas can't come quickly enough.

They begin to write a story about a hungry Bookworm who is eating all the books in the library. Thanks to Victor's brilliant ideas, Violet is able to save the day (and the library).

This delightful story-within-a-story is filled with good-natured sibling rivalry, and focuses on the spirit of cooperation, the satisfaction of a job well-done, and the magic of storytelling.

About the Author

Alice Kuipers is British, but lives in Canada. She is the award-winning author of three YA novels, and she was working on the fourth when Violet and Victor came along. Find Alice here:

Bethanie Deeney Murguia earned an MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is the creator of Buglette the Messy Sleeper and Zoe Gets Ready. Bethanie, her family, and their dog, Disco, live in northern California. Her website is

Praise For Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book

"Murguia creates extravagant visual representations of the possibilities that await readers (and writers) of stories...Entertaining, and likely to inspire readers to try putting their own stories together."—Publishers Weekly

"Clever fare for aspiring bookworms (especially siblings)."—Kirkus

"Fascinating illustrations are fun to study...The great blend of text and illustrations combine for an enjoyable story about writing a story."—Booklist

"A creative story and the sweetest tale ever."—School Library Connection