The fifth adventure in the enormously popular Dory Fantasmagory series takes on the tried-and-true theme of childhood friendships, and turns it on its head, Dory-style.
Abby Hanlon has taught creative writing and first grade in the New York City public school system. Inspired by her students' storytelling and drawings, Abby began to write her own stories for children, and taught herself to draw after not having drawn since childhood. She lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn.
Praise for Dory Fantasmagory
* "This inventive child is irresistible...Charming, funny and true to life." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Hanlon effectively uses many childlike pencil drawings and word balloons interspersed with a good mix of short and long sentences in brief, episodic chapters full of Dory's hilarious adventures...readers will laugh at her entertaining antics." - SLJ, starred review " Time spent with Dory is time well spent."- PW , starred review "Perfection of tone, plot, pacing, art, you name it. Author Abby Hanlon has taken a universal childhood desire (the wish of the younger sibling for the older ones to play with them) and turned it into a magnificent epic fantasy complete with sharp-toothed robbers, bearded fairy godmothers, and what may be the most realistic 6-year-old you'll ever meet on a page. In a word, fantastico." --SLJ Fuse 8 Blog ""This book has everything going for it: A throbbing heart at its center ...humor in spades and charm to spare...this is one of the best children's books I've seen all year."--Kirkus Reviews blog