Vicki Grant is an award winning author of young adult (YA) books, mysteries, funny books for kids & teens, and novels for reluctant readers.

The Puppet Wrangler

April 2004

Project Description

A Comic Adventure for 10 to 14 year olds

Telly Mercer is shy and quiet, used to living in the shadow of her older sister, Bess. Then she finds herself on the set of a puppet show, staying out of the way of her overstressed aunt Kathleen. One evening she makes a surprising discovery that launches her on an adventure with an unpredictable and angry puppet.


Winner of Young Canada Reads, CBC New Brunswick.


Nominated for CLA Children’s Book of the Year, The Silver Birch Award, The Hackmatack Award.

Named A “Best Book of 2004″ by Resource Links, VOYA and the OLA.


“You may be reminded of Bridget Jones’ Diary and The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4, but I think The Puppet Wrangler is funnier.”
The Vancouver Sun

“A zany coming-of-age novel…Funny, funny, funny.”
St. Catharine’s Standard

“A very funny and gripping novel.”
The Bookmark

“Sparkles with humour…Laugh-out-loud funny!”

“Funny. Exciting. Hysterical.”
Goddess Librarian Weblog

“Funny and fun!”
CM Magazine

“A fresh and unpredictable modern fantasy…”
School Library Journal

“Wildly funny. Brutally honest. Surreal and tender.”
Cheryl Wagner, creator of The Big Comfy Couch


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