From the Award Winning Novelist Lis Anna-Langston
comes a new fun-filled holiday story
that adds up to two brothers,
unlimited jars of peanut butter,
a ketchup factory,
& one little alien far, far from home.
"Hugely entertaining as well as emotionally moving."
"The Wonder Years meets A Christmas Story meets E.T. in this magical novel with dialogue that snaps, crackles, and pops and a narrative that skips, jumps, and hops from one delightful surprise after the other. Yet beneath the magic and fun there is an undercurrent of sorrow and loss each character is trying to move through, for this will be the first Kissmas without Dexter and D-man's beloved mother. How these characters–and their furry little alien sidekick–navigate this strange and complicated time in their lives will amaze and inspire you. Young adults and old adults alike will love the adventures that await inside these pages."
―Cathy Smith Bowers, former Poet Laureate of North Carolina, and South Carolina Author's Hall of Fame Inductee
"Gobbledy is a novel for the ages. If I were you, I'd gather the family and read it together."
―My Bookish Bliss
"A delightfully entertaining novel by an author with a genuine flair for originality and the kind of narrative storytelling style that will fully engage the imaginative attention of appreciative young readers ages 8-11, Gobbledy by Lis Anna-Langston . . . will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to elementary school, midle school, and community library collections."
―Midwest Book Review
"In Gobbledy, Lis Anna-Langston offers her readers a sparkling novel of discovery, adventure, and the abiding consolation of friendship . . . Eleven-year-old protagonist Dexter's progress from bumbling troublemaker to triumphant (but still bumbling) hero is sweet, utterly convincing, and thoroughly engaging. This novel's generous heart won me over from the get-go."
―John Gregory Brown, acclaimed author of A Thousand Miles from Nowhere
"In my opinion, Gobbledy is not only a story for grade school readers but also a story for the whole family. I think this is an excellent story to read aloud to children as well, especially during the Holidays. I felt the structure of the story, the remarkably interesting characters, and the warm-hearted events created by this brilliant author were exceptional. I thought this clever author developed the magical Gobbledy character and the other characters very well, showing a plethora of emotions, and I believe that overall, the story teaches a young reader good values, trust, and strong character traits."
―Bruce Miller, founder of Team Golfwell blog
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Lis Anna-Langston is a Parents’ Choice Gold Book Award winner, a Moonbeam Children's Book Award winner, the Dante Rossetti First Place Award winner for YA Fiction, Literary Classics Gold winner, two time Pushcart nominee, and recipient of the Helene Wurlitzer Grant. She is the author of Tupelo Honey, Skinny Dipping in a Dirty Pond and the short story collection, Tolstoy & the Checkout Girl. Born in the South she loves writing about misfits, screw ups, outlaws and people who generally don't fit into nicely labeled boxes. She loves zany, wild rides and is the recipient of many fancy awards and featured in over forty publications.
Raised amid fabulous wealth and staggering poverty as a macrobiotic vegan Buddhist in the Mississippi River Delta region by a family descended from Cherokee Indians and drug dealers, she spent her entire middle school and high school career at a school for the Creative and Performing Arts, then went on to study Literature at Webster University and Creative Writing at University of North Carolina at Asheville. She's lived all over, from Taos to Gettysburg, Florida to St Louis. Before writing full time, she worked in sales and marketing, and has her own publicist on quick dial. She loves old rotary phones, fireflies on warm summer nights, French hip-hop, falling in love, and all woodland creatures, especially of the alien variety.
Her short fiction has been published in dozens of literary journals including: Steel Toe Review, Cactus Heart Press, Per Contra, Storyacious, Gravel Literary, Bedlam Publishing, The Merrimack Review, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Kaaterskill Basin Journal, Sand Hill Review, Conclave, Milk Journal and The MacGuffin Literary Review.
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