The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray
The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray
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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.

Book Details


  • Fantasy

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
Gwendolyn Gray lives in a restricted world of drab sameness. The City, in which she lives, is deprived of color, stories, imagination, and free will. Everything runs on a restricted schedule, and learning is done by children looking into globes called Lambents which zombify them more than a binge session of YouTube videos. 

Gwendolyn Gray lives in The City devoid of imagination and color. Her school is designed to prepare children for adult life, and children learn by staring into marble-like machines called Lambents, which control their brains, stripping them of all individual ideas, creativity, and free-thinking. 

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