Lee Gangles debut novel will take readers of all ages on a truly magical adventure that is full of heart, fun, and marvelous creatures. Gangles captures the storytelling spirit of Roald Dahl, but in a voice all his own.
BOOK SUMMARY: At seven-years-old, Sophia Flembuzzle discovers she is the most hated child in the town of Vedner, and the name Flembuzzle is the source of all her troubles. It is why she is teased by her classmates, eats lunch alone, and is forced to sit in the back of the classroom, with her desk facing the wall. Worst of all, it is the reason that Sophia doesn’t have the one thing she wants more than anything else—a friend. The town’s mayor seems to be the only one willing to show the young girl any kindness. He tells her that her troubles started years earlier when her father, Ferbert Flembuzzle, opened a mysterious zoo in order to deceive and scam the entire town. At first, Sophia doesn’t believe what she is hearing, but she can’t help wondering if the mayor’s story is true. Everything changes when she discovers a tattered, leather-bound book, locked away in her father’s desk—a book that turns her life upside down as she embarks on an adventure to uncover the truth about her father, the mayor, and the zoo. (Children’s Novel – Ages 7-12)
Lee Gangles grew up in the G & M Home for Feral Children. After completing his domestication and
early education, he traveled to the northeastern part of his home country. There he worked for an
organization that specializes in search and rescue. A couple years later he moved home, where he
convinced a beautiful woman from a nearby town to marry him. In the years that followed, she gave
birth to several children, all of whom inherited the feral gene. Gangles also attended the Institute of
Pragmatic & Constructive Skills before specializing in the building of important, but rarely fantastic,
structures. For reasons that even Gangles can’t explain, he ended up leaving that job to attend the
Hooey & Hokum Academy for Rhetoric. Upon completing his training, he joined a group that preserves
important and historic documents. The job promised to be noble and exciting, but turned out to be a
mundane, uninspired experience, requiring the most unessential of skills. After years of struggle,
Gangles escaped the clutches of the mundane so he can tell the world about truly fantastic adventures,
like those of Ferbert Flembuzzle and Ferbert’s daughter, Sophia.
*Please note, that the above is all accurate and true, but the actual names of institutions and titles of jobs were altered to protect you from boredom.