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Warren the 13th & the Whispering Woods!

This sequel to Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye begins soon after the first book s conclusion. Twelve-year-old Warren has learned the mysterious secret about his family’s ancient hotel, but when an unexpected detour brings everyone into the dark and sinister Malwoods, Warren finds himself separated from his hotel and his friends and racing after them on foot through a forest teeming with witches, snakes, talking trees, and mind-boggling riddles.

Once again, you can expect an exciting story, along with stunning illustrations and gorgeous design on every page along with plenty of nonstop action and adventure!

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ISBN: 9781594749292


Book Two.



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Warren the 13th & the All-Seeing Eye

Warren the 13th is the lone bellhop, valet, waiter, groundskeeper, and errand boy of his family’s ancient hotel. It’s a strange, shadowy mansion full of crooked corridors and mysterious riddles—and it just might be home to a magical object known as the All-Seeing Eye. Can Warren decipher the clues and find the treasure before his sinister Aunt Annaconda (and a slew of greedy hotel guests) beats him to it?

The first volume in a delightful new series, this middle grade adventure features an oversized hardcover format, gorgeous two-color illustrations on every page, and a lavish two-column turn-of-the-century design. We guarantee you’ve never seen anything quite like it!

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ISBN: 9781594748035


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Meet the Characters

Warren the 13th

Warren the 13th is twelve years old and heir to The Warren hotel. Unfortunately, the place isn't quite what it used to be - not since his lazy uncle Rupert took over- but that doesn't stop Warren from trying his best to keep his family's legacy alive and well. He's hardworking and takes pride in his chores, though he often daydreams about seeing the world. A clever boy, he enjoys drawing in sketchbook when he's not running around cleaning and fixing things.

Aunt Annaconda

Warren's aunt Annaconda is the newlywed wife of uncle Rupert who thinks she's the most wonderful person in the world. But Warren knows better. The truth is, Annaconda is a cruel and horrible woman who is obsessed with finding a treasure known as the "All-Seeing-Eye", and she's convinced it's hidden in the hotel somewhere.

Uncle Rupert

Warren's uncle Rupert took over the hotel's management when Warren's dad passed away five years ago and is charge of things until Warren comes of age. Unfortunately, Rupert is extremely lazy, and the hotel has fallen into disrepair under his watch. It doesn't help that he's hopelessly and ridiculously besotted with his new wife, Annaconda. He adores her so much, he doesn't have a clue what's truly going on behind the scenes.


Who is the mysterious stranger that shows up as the hotel's first guest in years? That's what Warren would like to know! It's strange enough that Paleface is covered in bandages and only communicates via flash cards, but Warren thinks Paleface is also acting rather suspicious. What is he up to?

Mr. Friggs

Mr. Friggs is a longtime guest of the hotel and the only one who didn't pack his bags and leave when Rupert took over the hotel. He spends most of his time in the library buried in books. He also serves as Warren's tutor, and teaches him about the outside world that Warren is so curious about.


Petula is a mysterious girl who shows up at the hotel and befriends Warren. He's excited to have a friend his own age, but little does he know, she's working for someone else...


Sketchy is a monster that lives in the hotel's boiler room. He can have a bit of a temper, but he's easily placated by cookies and art.

Chef Bunion

Chef Bunion has worked as the hotel cook since before Warren was born. His passion is food and he can be found in the kitchen where he's forever concocting creative and delicious meals - despite the fact that the hotel is practically vacant. He likes to spoil Warren with food when aunt Annaconda isn't looking, and he's known for his signature recipe - his delicious pudding cookies!

Creator & Illustrator

Will Staehle is the creator of Warren the 13th, and is an award-winning designer and illustrator. He grew up reading comics and working summers at his parent’s design firm in Wisconsin and uses his design and illustration background to create bold covers, stylized posters, quirky websites and mini-comics to ensure that he gets as little sleep as possible. He lives in Seattle.

Series Author

Tania del Rio is a professional comic book writer and artist who has spent the past 10 years writing and illustrating, primarily for a young audience. Her clients include Archie Comics, Dark Horse, and Marvel; she is best known for her work writing and drawing the 42-issue run of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. She lives in Los Angeles and you can follow her on twitter @taniadelrio.

Book Reviews

The New York Times

“An engaging mystery to unravel...Warren and his hotel has a distinctly Victorian feel, peppered with elements of Tim Burton and Edward Gorey." - The New York Times Book Review

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“Just the ticket for fans of Unfortunate Events in dim corridors and murky subterranean chambers.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Publishers Weekly

“An adventure with echoes of classic children’s titles like Raskin’s The Westing Game and Dahl’s The Witches...Stylish, exciting, funny, and just slightly macabre, this entertaining novel bodes well for Warren’s future adventures." -Publisher's Weekly

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School Library Journal *Starred Review*

“Children who enjoy Brian Selznick’s heavily illustrated books will be at home with this offering...A whimsical mystery with a lot of heart and spine-tingling illustrations, this novel will circulate as soon as children open it." -Caitlin Augusta, Stratford Library Association, CT

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“This madcap Victorian gothic mystery...will delight fans of Lemony Snicket and Pseudonymous Bosch with its puzzles, magic, unusual characters, and bighearted protagonist... A treat for the eyes and imagination." -Booklist Reviews

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Shelf Awareness

“No amount of care was spared in this truly charming, wonderfully spun middle-grade adventure, rich with details that, when spotted, are as delightful as finding a secret passageway in an old house." -Shelf Awareness

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The Guardian ( Children's book reviews )

“The story is exciting and the witches play an interesting part" - The Guardian UK

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Time for Kids

“The riveting story had interesting characters, riddles, and lots of drama. Readers will get caught up in the mystery and will want to keep turning pages to find out what happens next." -TFK Kid Reporter Nicholas Curry

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