Finding their old friend, the magical SNOOTAGUS trapped in a jar leads AGGIE WINKUM and her best friend BILLY BROWN on a direct collision with the elusive NOT-KNOWES. The NOT-KNOWES, a giant tap-dancing spider, has left the Dark Woods to feed. One bite causes a human being to scatter into smaller, more edible components of personality. Drawn only to the most interesting people, the NOT-KNOWES targets BILLY's father. However, BILLY is bitten instead.
With a loud pop, BILLY is gone! Drifting in his place is a silvery bubble with a swirling skin. With the help of THE SNOOTAGUS, Aggie must seek out and reassemble all of the "boyness of boy" that makes up her friend before the strange bubble's sheen turns completely black. Unfortunately. the vicious NOT-KNOWES intends to find what's left of BILLY first, and will never be satisfied with only 'snips and snails'.
Based on my great-grandfather's original Depression-era, with nods to Egyptian Mythology and the variants of "What Folks Are Made Of" folk poem, this piece has ______________ words. A middle-grade stand-alone work with series potential, AGGIE WINKUM & THE NOT-KNOWES is intended for advanced independent readers who enjoy Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz.
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