Necks Out for Adventure (Hardcover)

The True Story of Edwin Wiggleskin

By Timothy Basil Ering, Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763623555, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2008

List Price: 16.99*
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What if a tiny wiggleskin dared to leave his shell and stick his neck out? A warm, whimsical tale from the illustrator of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX.

For as long as anyone could remember, the wiggleskins have lived by a simple rule: Necks out to eat, and necks in to hide. But then comes the dreadful day when all the wiggleskins are ripped from their holes and taken away — all but a brave little wiggleskin named Edwin. To save his mom and the rest of the clan, Edwin must shuck his shell and adopt a new rule: Necks out for adventure! Timothy Basil Ering’s boisterous and warmhearted adventure will have you cheering for Edwin — and for plucky souls everywhere who dare stick their necks out.

About the Author

Timothy Basil Ering is the illustrator of Newbery Medal winner THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX by Kate DiCamillo and the author-illustrator of THE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.