It's a mad, mad, mad world as Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan's maniacal quest to find Alyss continues! In Volume 2, MAD WITH WONDER, Hatter follows the Glow from London to the battlefields of America's Civil War in search of the Princess who must some day be Queen. The America that Hatter encounters is a sprawling, wounded, boiling landscape of innocence and energy run amok. The war is tearing the country apart, yet Hatter must maintain his sanity in this maelstrom of holy rollers, child healers, prophetic snake handlers, deranged outlaws, and passionate southern belles. As Hatter searches, he learns he is not the only Wonderland presence that has found its way to the Promised Land. Queen Redd's black imagination is fueling the Civil War and threatening our world with her evil!
Standish Treadwell --- who has different-colored eyes, who can’t read, can’t write, Standish Treadwell isn’t bright — sees things differently than the rest of the "train-track thinkers." So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it’s big...
Celeste has more to worry about than a secret romance with a hot guy from the wrong side of town. That guy, Brandon, is a werewolf. Celeste must hide her relationship with him from her best friends, but with the Moonlight Ball approaching, she must make a crucial choice.
Orphan Meg Fellowes made a living picking pockets --- until she stole from the wrong nobleman and was whisked away to the court of Queen Elizabeth, where she joins four other remarkable girls in the Maids of Honor, the Queen’s secret society of protectors. As threats to the kingdom begin to mount, Meg can’t deny her growing attraction to one of the dashing Spanish courtiers. But not everyone is who they appear to be. Can she stay alive --- and protect the crown?
Luke, Seth and Kady have heard all the stories about Malice --- a secret comic about a strange, awful world full of tricks and traps, and overseen by a sinister master of ceremonies, Tall Jake. But if rumors are to be believed, the children in this comic are real…
Luke is the first to fall into this trap --- and Seth and Kady are the next to follow. They have left our world and entered the sinister comic book. The question is, can they make it out alive?
Marcelo Sandoval has an unidentified, autism-like impairment and hears music no one else can --- and he's always attended a school that's been protective of his differences. But then his father demands that Marcelo work in his law firm's mailroom, where he learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But it's a picture of a girl with half a face that truly connects him to "the real world": its suffering, its injustice, and what he can do to fight.
Marisol McDonald is a biracial, Peruvian-Scottish-American girl who loves unique combinations, like polka dots and stripes. Try as she might, in a world where everyone tries to put her in a box, Marisol doesn’t match. And that’s just fine with her.
When John and Jenny Grogan decide to test their nurturing instincts before starting a family, they bring home a Labrador retriever pup. What they get is Marley, a whirling dervish of a dog who destroys their house, flunks out of obedience school --- and ultimately steals their hearts.
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