The Boring Days and Awesome Nights of Roy Winklesteen

Thinkbutton, Inc.
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According to nightlifer Roy Winklesteen, daylifers have no idea what they're missing. So, when a 2 a.m. glance out his bedroom window reveals a neighbor is hiding a secret of mythic proportions, Roy's summer break looks a lot more exciting. Seeking a cure for being the most ignored kid in all of fifth grade, Roy knows an awesome adventure will surely get him noticed in middle school. He watches and waits for the perfect time to move in for a closer look at the mysterious man who lives one street over. Roy's spy mission doesn't go as planned. Still, he manages to gain access into his neighbor's world--where mind-blowing inventions are more common than furniture and fighting crime involves transforming criminals into bumbling fools smothered in questionable goo. Every night with the neighbor brings Roy one step closer to the most daring adventure of his life. But even if he survives, he can never tell anyone about it.
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About the author

I am a nightlifer (night owl) who is terrified of the dark. Ironic—I know—but I wouldn’t want my life to be any other way. I have no doubt that the fear of what I can’t see heightens my imagination, while the nighttime freedom, inspiration and quiet provide the ideal environment for me to transform my thoughts into reality. Of course, when you're up most the night, the demands of a nine to five world often feel  like a cruel conspiracy against the light bulb and all those who take full advantage of its potential. 

Regardless, the lack of sleep didn’t stop me from getting an advanced degree, being a designer at a large architectural firm, or creating and running my own business.

Like most nightlifers, I get things done. And what I want to do for the rest of my life is what I have always wanted to do—write. THE BORING DAYS AND AWESOME NIGHTS OF ROY WINKLESTEEN is my first book—and, yes, the title is meant to be unapologetic.

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Publisher
Thinkbutton, Inc.
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Published on
Dec 17, 2017
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9780999667118
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Bedtime & Dreams
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Science & Technology
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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New York Times Bestseller

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From the powerhouse author-illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witty picture book about believing in yourself and pursuing your passion. Ada Twist, Scientist, the companion picture book featuring the next kid from Iggy Peck's class, is available in September 2016.!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--

Praise for Rosie Revere, Engineer"Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn."—Publishers Weekly

"The detritus of Rosie’s collections is fascinating, from broken dolls and stuffed animals to nails, tools, pencils, old lamps and possibly an erector set. And cheddar-cheese spray."
—Kirkus Reviews

"This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She’s an imaginative thinker who hides her light under a bushel (well, really, the bed) after being laughed at for one of her inventions."
—Booklist

Award
2013 Parents' Choice Award - GOLD
2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List
ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book
 
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