The Labyrinth of Doom (Once Upon a Tim #2) (Hardcover)

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The Labyrinth of Doom (Once Upon a Tim #2) (Hardcover)

By Stuart Gibbs, Stacy Curtis (Illustrator)

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This is book number 2 in the Once Upon a Tim series.

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In the first episode of Once Upon a Tim, we heard nothing of The Labyrinth of Doom, despite the book's map including The River of Doom, The Mountain of Doom, and The Desert of Doom. -Mapmakers in the Kingdom of Wyld are not known for their creativity. Little did we know that the king had long ago commissioned an expert to make the finest labyrinth, the deadliest labyrinth, the most dangerous labyrinth in all the lands! And now Princess Grace has been placed in the middle of the finest, deadliest, most dangerous labyrinth by two good-guys-turned-bad in a shocking twist from book #1. Will Tim and his "team" be able to rescue the princess before time runs out? He's got: Belinda - his best friend who is training to be a knight under the disguise of being a boy; Ferkle - the village idiot who is actually an intellectual prodigy in hiding; and Rover - Tim's fr-dog (1/2 frog, 1/2 dog) and most loyal companion with a heart of gold and a handy tongue. You read that right. Just when you think the series couldn't have more to offer, Gibbs has included more "IQ Boosters" throughout the story to keep young readers giggling because they can fool the adults around them into thinking they are reading an "educational book" because of the advanced vocabulary words. Joke's on them. I laughed through every page. Best for ages 5-11.
— Jessilynn

In the first episode of Once Upon a Tim, we heard nothing of The Labyrinth of Doom, despite the book's map including The River of Doom, The Mountain of Doom, and The Desert of Doom. -Mapmakers in the Kingdom of Wyld are not known for their creativity. Little did we know that the king had long ago commissioned an expert to make the finest labyrinth, the deadliest labyrinth, the most dangerous labyrinth in all the lands! And now Princess Grace has been placed in the middle of the finest, deadliest, most dangerous labyrinth by two good-guys-turned-bad in a shocking twist from book #1. Will Tim and his "team" be able to rescue the princess before time runs out? He's got: Belinda - his best friend who is training to be a knight under the disguise of being a boy; Ferkle - the village idiot who is actually an intellectual prodigy in hiding; and Rover - Tim's fr-dog (1/2 frog, 1/2 dog) and most loyal companion with a heart of gold and a handy tongue. You read that right. Just when you think the series couldn't have more to offer, Gibbs has included more "IQ Boosters" throughout the story to keep young readers giggling because they can fool the adults around them into thinking they are reading an "educational book" because of the advanced vocabulary words. Joke's on them. I laughed through every page. Best for ages 5-11.

— From Jessilynn

Knight-in-training Tim and his best friend, Belinda, embark on a quest to save Princess Grace in this second book in the hilarious, highly illustrated Once Upon a Tim middle grade series from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs.

Prince Ruprecht is VERY UPSET that knights-in-training, Tim and Belinda, have thwarted his plans and ruined his chances with Princess Grace. And so, to get even, he has kidnapped the princess and trapped her in the most complicated, dangerous, complex, dastardly, biggest (okay you get the point)…and scariest maze in all the world!

Now it’s up to Tim, Belinda, Ferkle, and Rover to fend off menacing beasts (like the minotaur), conquer treacherous obstacles (like chasms filled with cave sharks), find their way through the labyrinth (which is very tricky), and rescue the princess before time runs out. Oh, and also they need to remember how to get back out again…or they’ll be trapped inside the maze forever.
Stuart Gibbs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlie Thorne series, FunJungle series, Moon Base Alpha series, Once Upon a Tim series, and Spy School series. He has written screenplays, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows, been a newspaper columnist, and researched capybaras (the world’s largest rodents). Stuart lives with his family in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he’s up to at StuartGibbs.com.

Stacy Curtis is the illustrator of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids series by Sean Covey and the Once Upon a Tim series by bestselling author Stuart Gibbs. He lives with his wife and dog in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

Product Details ISBN: 9781534499287
ISBN-10: 1534499288
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Once Upon a Tim
Throughout Gibbs’ lighthearted, laugh-out-loud tale, Curtis supplies proper notes of farce or stark terror as appropriate in flurries of line drawings...[a]long the way, Tim adds educational value to his narrative by flagging and then pausing to define vocabulary-building words like laborious and vexing. A lighter-than-air blend of knightly exploits and rib-tickling twists.
— Kirkus Reviews