Novel with plenty of pictures
Page Count: 306 pages
Story Behind the Story: The journey of writing this began when Micah brought up the fact that in so many books someone who is magical grows up in our world, but he was bothered that nobody without special powers ever got a chance to be the hero. What started with an interesting conversation morphed into a bedtime story and then eventually a book (with goofy drawings, nonetheless).
Wendell Drackenberger has a suspicion that he is different, but nobody in his life wants to admit it. When the truth is made embarrassingly public, Wendell is faced with some difficult choices for a thirteen-year-old. Dubbed the world's worst wizard, he is forced to pave his own way. The future seems bleak until one little lie launches this comical adventure of errors, uncertainty, danger and courage. Teaming up with new friends, robots, a gnome and a brain-intolerant zombie, he discovers how a secret skill might just make him the perfect wizard to save his village.