Title: Happyland: A Fairy Tale in Two Parts
Author: Tes Mekonnen
Illustrator: Anthony Resto
Genre: Young Adult
About the Book
“Would you like to court me to Happyland?” Prince Gobbledygook asks Lily Marshmallow and himself. Therein the journey begins to find Happyland. Follow him as he tries to define happiness with a little help from his friends, Big Wig Sophisticated Pig, Brutus Beaujolais and Cornelius Wordbook, a book-for-a-head English gentleman. Prince Gobbledygook duels, loses his ladylove, regains his original name and gains a friendship that will last for fourforevers. Will they make it to Happyland?
If you enjoy literary works in the nonsensical vein of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, you’ll enjoy reading the poetic prose Happyland. Playing with word meaning, order, rhyme, and reason, Mekonnen paints a fairy tale in a land of fanciful adventure and emotion. The illustrations add to the stylistic rendering of the tale.
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