Mark Parisi

We are delighted to introduce you to an author/cartoonist with a career in funny! Marty Pants #2: Keep Your Paws Off is the sequel to Marty Pants #1: Do Not Open!  Mark Parisi is no stranger to making people laugh. His comic strip series, Off the Mark, has been running daily since 1987 in newspapers around the country. AND Mark comes recommended by one of our Unlikely favorite authors, Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate series: “Funny and engaging. Marty Pants is a surefire hit!”

Mark Parisi is the creator of the Off the Mark single-panel comic strip, which is syndicated in more than 100 newspapers around the country. It has been running daily since 1987 and won the Best Newspaper Panel Award from the National Society of Cartoonists in 2009 and 2012. Marty Pants #1: Do Not Open! was his debut novel.

Marty Pants is back in his second adventure, and this time, he’s gotten himself into a hairy situation that’s almost too wild for him to handle!

When Marty gets ahold of a page from the diary of his sister, Erica, he expects to find a bunch of brags about what it’s like to be the better Pants sibling. But what he discovers instead is something HUGE. Erica’s written a secret about who—or more accurately, WHAT—Marty actually is. And though the page is torn in half, Marty, through his unique deductive skills, determines that he is undoubtedly a big-toothed, sharp-clawed, hairy-faced werewolf! Now it’s up to Marty to save his neighborhood from the greatest danger of all—himself!

Author Mark Parisi brings his award-winning cartoon chops to this laugh-out-loud middle grade novel about the unlikeliest of detectives to ever solve a mystery. Perfect for young readers, the story comes complete with comic-style black-and-white interior illustrations.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
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Marty Pants #2: Keep Your Paws Off! Cover Image
By Mark Parisi, Mark Parisi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062427786
Availability: Available to Order
Published: HarperCollins - February 6th, 2018

Marty Pants #1: Do Not Open! Cover Image
By Mark Parisi, Mark Parisi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062427762
Availability: Available to Order
Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

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