Out of Abaton, Book 1 The Wooden Prince (Out of Abaton, Book 1) (Paperback)

By John Claude Bemis

Disney-Hyperion, 9781484707425, 336pp.

Publication Date: June 6, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/15/2016)
CD-Audio (3/22/2016)
CD-Audio (3/15/2016)

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

The automa Pinocchio has always been duty-bound to serve in the floating palace of Venice's emperor. So when Pinocchio finds himself locked in a trunk and delivered to a new master-a wanted criminal and alchemist named Geppetto-he is curious about everything around him. But most curious is the way Pinocchio seems to be changing from a wooden servant into a living, human boy. Before Geppetto and Pinocchio can uncover the mystery surrounding the automa's transformation, Pinocchio is stolen away. Determined to find Geppetto again, Pinocchio begins a harrowing journey across the Empire, where danger in the form of half-beast outlaws and winged airmen abounds for a lost automa.

Meanwhile, Princess Lazuli, the daughter of the ruler of a magical kingdom called Abaton, is also on a quest through the emperor's territory. Her father, Prester John, has been captured by the Venetian Empire, and Lazuli is desperate to rescue him. With the emperor's airmen closing in fast, Lazuli learns the only hope for saving her father-and her beloved home-lies in Pinocchio and Geppetto.
In a masterful reimagining of Pinocchio, John Claude Bemis weaves an enchanting, thrilling adventure for middle-grade readers in the first installment in the Out of Abaton duology.
Praise for The Wooden Prince
"Wow! John Claude Bemis hides new magic in old stories."
-Tom Angleberger, New York Times best-selling author of the Origami Yoda series


About the Author

John Claude Bemis is an award-winning author, musician, and educator. His novels include The Prince Who Fell from the Sky and the Clockwork Dark trilogy. John was chosen as North Carolina's Piedmont Laureate for Children's Literature. He lives with his wife and daughter in Hillsborough, NC. Visit him online at johnclaudebemis.com.


Praise For Out of Abaton, Book 1 The Wooden Prince (Out of Abaton, Book 1)

"Wow! John Claude Bemis hides new magic in old stories."
Tom Angleberger, New York Times best-selling author of the Origami Yoda series