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Another Dreadful Fairy Book
Another Dreadful Fairy Book

Another Dreadful Fairy Book


Those Dreadful Fairy Books


288 Pages, 6 x 8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9781948705622

Rights: US, CA & MX

Amberjack Publishing (Nov 2019)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: November 2019


A quirky fairytale for bibliophiles of all ages and for those seeking the courage to be their dreadful and true selves

The magical Grand Library of Elfame is in danger! The fearsome bugbear Drabbery wants to remove books he deems "damaging," and even threatens to close the library altogether. Shade may not be your average fairy—but she's a champion librarian and bibliophile who won't let censorship and suspicion ruin her dream to instill a love of books into the community of Elfame. With her friends the fast-talking Ginch and the silent but resourceful Professor, she sets out in search of help from a secret society charged with saving rare books.


"For bibliophiles (and bibliothecaphiles) and all those who step expectantly into mushroom rings." —Kirkus Reviews, A Dreadful Fairy Book "A charming read with a quirky narrator, a brazen heroine, and eccentric characters." —Booklist, A Dreadful Fairy Book "A charming addition to middle grade shelves." —School Library Journal, A Dreadful Fairy Book Jon Etter's A Dreadful Fairy Book is a great choice for fans of darker humor, such as the kind that can be found in Lemony Snicket's books." —The Children's Book Review, A Dreadful Fairy Book "This is a rollicking romp with themes of friendship, forgiveness, and the value of books. It calls itself 'A Fairytale for Readers of All Ages' and I'd feel comfortable giving it to my 10-year-old or my 13-year-old and I quite enjoyed it at age 45." —Lara Lillibridge, author of Girlish and Mama, Mama, Only Mama

Author Biography

Jon Etter grew up in his local library in Forrest, Illinois (population 1200, not including dogs), and eventually migrated north to Wisconsin, where he has taught high school English for the past twenty-one years. When not teaching or attempting to domesticate his two children, Jon has written a number of tales for a variety of publications, including The London Journal of Fiction, Tales of the Once and Future King, and Uncommon Lands. He's loved every minute of working on Those Dreadful Fairy Books that wasn't spent with Quentin Q. Quacksworth, whom Jon describes as "the opposite of fun," although he does enjoy how annoyed Quacksworth gets when referred to as "Triple Q" or "Q Cubed." For more information about Jon, visit him on the web at