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Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff

Robert Paul Weston


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Hardcover (2/7/2013)


The next middle-grade rhyming novel from the award-winning author of Zorgamazoo!

Prince Puggly of the muddy, terminally unfashionable Kingdom of Spud is surprised when he receives an invitation to a lavish ball in the far more chic Kingdom of Spiff. Puggly is sure that the Spiffs will take one look at him and laugh him out of their kingdom. And that’s exactly what they do. . . . But then Puggly meets Francesca, the bookish Princess of Spiff, and together the two set out to teach Francesca’s Spiffian countrymen an absurd lesson in style. Award-winning author Robert Paul Weston once again delivers a humorous fantasy in rhyming verse that just begs to be read aloud. And this time, it comes with a message that’s sure to impress: There’s more to a person than how they are dressed.

Praise For Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff

"The Seuss inspired text makes this novel a read-aloud must with jokes that will appeal to a wide audience and a theme that explores fashion culture. Great to share, this novel is pure fun!" —Canadian Library Association (Honor Book)

"Like Zorgamazoo (2008), a novel in rhyme, anything but sedate."—Kirkus Reviews

"These couplets beg to be read aloud. . . . the playful language and satisfying story have extensive middle-grade appeal."—Booklist

Razorbill, 9781595145741, 224pp.

Publication Date: February 6, 2014

About the Author

Robert Paul Weston wandered the earth for many years doing all sorts of odd jobs. In 2008, he published his first novel-in-verse, Zorgamazoo, recipient of the California Young Reader's Medal, the Silver Birch Award, the Children's Choice Award, and an E.B. White Read Aloud Honor. His second novel was the hard-boiled fairy tale Dust City, which was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. He is also the author of the upcoming format-bender The Creature Department. When he isn't writing, Robert still wanders the earth. For more about his latest adventures go to