The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray

By B. A. Williamson

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Gwendolyn Gray faces an overwhelming battle every day: keeping her imagination under control. It’s a struggle for a dreamer like Gwendolyn, in a city of identical gray skyscrapers, clouds that never clear, and grown-ups who never understand.

But when her daydreams come alive and run amok in The City, the struggle to control them becomes as real as the furry creatures infesting her bedroom. Worse yet, she’s drawn the attention of the Faceless Gentlemen, who want to preserve order in The City by erasing Gwendolyn and her troublesome creations.

With the help of two explorers from another world, Gwendolyn escapes and finds herself in a land of clockwork inventions and colorful creations. Now Gwendolyn must harness her powers and, with a gang of airship pirates, stop the Faceless Gentlemen from destroying the new world she loves and the home that never wanted her—before every world becomes gray and dull.

About the Author

B. A. Williamson is the overly caffeinated writer of The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray. When not doing battle with the demons in the typewriter, he can be found wandering Indianapolis with his family, singing in a tuxedo, or taming middle-schoolers. He is a recipient of the Eli Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship. Please direct all complaints and your darkest secrets to @BAWrites on social media, or visit

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781631631726
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781631631733
  • Interest Age: from 8 to 14 years
  • Paperback dimensions: 5.25 x 8 in
  • Publication date: May 15, 2018
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 336
  • Imprint: Jolly Fish Press
  • Subjects:
    JUVENILE FICTION / Dystopian
    JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic

Reviews of The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray:

"A fantastic, whimsical, and thoroughly satisfying book. Crossing multiple worlds and filled with pirates, steampunk-style gadgetry, magic, and a wonderfully creepy nemesis, the story is highly original and entertaining."—Foreword Magazine, starred review

“Williamson successfully grounds the work both in fantastical and dystopian settings, making otherworldly markets and steampunk pirates in airships fit perfectly alongside more common themes such as building lasting friendships and the first hint of romance.” —School Library Journal

"Williamson skillfully blends a dystopian society with a steampunk adventure and a coming-of-age journey. Fans of classic adventures like Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz will adore Gwendolyn."—Booklist

"Gwendolyn’s character development makes for a satisfying arc alongside the breathless adventure ."  Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 

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