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Author Royce Buckingham's Second Funny Fantasy Book for Kids Released This Month: Kirkus Reviews Calls Book "A Riotously Good Adventure"

Two kids discover a world of Goblins underground in this hilarious new book for kids by Author Royce Buckingham.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 10, 2008 -- The sleepy town of Sumas near the Canadian border sits atop a rambunctious world full of Goblins in Royce Buckingham's second humorous fantasy novel for kids, GOBLINS! The book hits stores Thursday, September 18.

When PJ and Sam--a cop's kid and a juvenile delinquent--sneak into the Sumas woods in dad's police cruiser, they accidentally run down what looks like a mutant gorilla with a bad attitude. But it's no ape--it's a goblin, and thousands more live under the earth. Sam discovers a tunnel into the goblin world and quickly winds up in their clutches. It'll take all of PJ's strength and ingenuity to outsmart the goblins, save Sam, keep the creatures from finding their way to the surface, and get back to the station before his dad finds out.

The release of GOBLINS! follows Buckingham's breakthrough first novel, DEMONKEEPER, which was named to the International Reading Association's 2008 Children's Choice Booklist and is already in development with 20th Century Fox as a major motion picture. DEMONKEEPER was also just released this August by Random House Germany as a lead title in the launch of its newest division, Penhaligon, and is titled Damliche Damonen. Buckingham has recently inked additional deals with Random House-Germany for GOBLINS! and a sequel to DEMONKEEPER.

Buckingham is an author and screenwriter who creates funny, creepy, and cool stories for kids while working as a prosecuting attorney. He is currently revising his third middle grade novel for Penguin under the working title SCARY MONSTERS and writing the sequel to DEMONKEEPER. He lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife and their two boys. He is represented by the Atchity Entertainment International management and production company in Los Angeles.

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