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There Was an Old Dog Who Needed a Nap

An old dog wants nothing more than to take a nap, but a musical mouse makes this impossible. Through rhyming text and a series of funny letters, the miscommunication between the two builds to a surprising ending.

He ran, he fetched, and he dug a fine hole.

And all of that work had taken its toll.

Yes, Diggory Dog was done for the day...

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Praise for Wandmaker:

"Masessa delivers a fast-paced, entertaining tale filled with humor and magical action, playfully referencing (and toying with) tropes popularized by Harry Potter (Voldemort never suffered half of the indignities that are perpetrated on Dai She, and Dumbledore never flew coach across the Atlantic). This is a clever, twisty story with plenty of potential for future installments." -- Publishers Weekly"

My Books

  • Mixed-Up Pups
  • Real Life Monsters
  • Scarecrow Magic
  • The Time Traveler's Journal
  • The WandMaker's Guidebook
  • Travel-Size Pups

Ed's second book, The Wandmaker's Guidebook, had a nine-week run on the NY Times Bestseller list, two weeks at #1. He has several works of non-fiction, and his first picture book, Scarecrow Magic, is now on sale. Two companion novels to The Wandmaker's Guidebook are scheduled to be published in summer 2016 and summer 2017.

Book Reviews

By Ed Masessa

Scholastic; May 10, 2017; $12.99; ISBN: 978-0-545-86177-9

Kirkus Reviews, review, June 1, 2017

"This interesting blend of romance and adventure will appeal to fans of the works of J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, and Brandon Mull. A sequel that ought to satisfy fans of the first."

By Ed Masessa

Illustrated by Matt Myers
Orchard Books; June 30, 2015; $16.99; ISBN: 9780545691093

Portland Book Review, review, June 26, 2015

"Lushly illustrated in a gorgeous painted style, Scarecrow Magic is a beautiful book to read around Halloween."

Shelf Awareness, review, June 30, 2015

"A Halloween-themed treat to savor year-round, starring a straw man with a secret life."