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The Imaginary Veterinary: The Griffin's Riddle

Dan Santat, Suzanne Selfors

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Imaginary Veterinary, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

The adventure continues in Book 5 of the captivating and hilarious chapter book series from beloved middle grade author Suzanne Selfors and acclaimed illustrator Dan Santat.

Ten-year-olds Ben Silverstein and Pearl Petal have had quite a busy summer in the typically quiet town of Buttonville. Ever since Dr. Woo opened her doors, things have been more exciting than the senior center on pudding day! Together, Ben and Pearl have encountered all sorts of magical beasts -- from a sasquatch, to a lake monster, to a leprechaun, to a dragon, to a unicorn.


In The Griffin's Riddle, when Ben and Pearl discover that Dr. Woo and the sasquatch are both sick with Troll Tonsillitis, the two must travel to the Imaginary World in search of the only cure -- a griffin's feather. But can they convince the "King of Creatures" to surrender one? And at what cost?


Suzanne Selfors delivers a wild journey filled with mythical creatures and zany adventures that are anything but imaginary.


This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Griffin's Riddle. These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!

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Dan Santat

Rhett Miller is a singer-songwriter known for fronting the popular rock band Old 97's. Between projects with the Old 97's Miller has released six solo albums, most recently 2015's The Traveler. In addition to his songwriting, Miller has branched out to write fiction and nonfiction. He has authored short stories, essays and articles that have been featured in Rolling Stone, Bookforum, Sports Illustrated, McSweeny's, The Atlantic and Salon. When not on tour Rhett Miller resides in New Paltz, New York with his wife and two children.

Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet?, and After the Fall as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

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