Friday, August 13, 2010

Dizzy Fantastic and Her Flying Bicycle

Dizzy Fantastic and Her Flying Bicycle

by Andy Hueller

The kids at school call her “Chubby Debbie.” Her parents and teachers call her just plain “Debbie.” It isn’t until she discovers she can fly atop her white Thunderstrike bicycle that Debbie Fine knows deep down inside she’s “Dizzy Fantastic-Fourth-grade Superhero!”

Unfortunately, Debbie has a hard time getting anyone t believe it. Her parents are too busy running their ice cream shop, her brother just thinks she’s annoying, and not even her imaginary twin sister thinks Debbie’s anything special. Then again, only a fourth-grade superhero would be brave enough to befriend mean Mr. Wilson and his rabid black Labrador, T-Rex.

Just as life starts to go Debbie’s way, a terrible tragedy strikes that Dizzy Fantastic is powerless to stop, and Debbie has to figure out how to trust herself and her own abilities before she can save the day once more.

Andy Hueller’s delightful debut is the story for anyone who’s ever felt alone or misunderstood—or has ever dreamed of unlocking the superhero within.

Andy Hueller grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota. Throughout his childhood, you would have found him with his twin brother, the two of them riding their bikes to various sandlot baseball games (in backyards and tennis facilities, usually). If he wasn’t there, you would have found him lying on his bed reading novel after novel. And if you didn’t find him there, you just may have found him playing Barbies with his older sister. Hey—she’s older and bigger and bossier, and you’d do what she asked, too. He now lives happily in Minneapolis with his fantastic wife Debbie and their enthusiastic dog. He teaches English and social studies at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. Dizzy Fantastic and Her Flying Bicycle, for children ages 7 to 12, is Hueller’s debut novel.


Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Dizzy Fantastic and Her Flying Bicycle Release Party
Sunday, August 15th 2:00 pm
Glaciers Café
3019 Minnehaha Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

The Valley Bookseller
Monday, September 6th Labor Day 12:00 noon.
217 North Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082

Roseville HarMar Barnes & Noble
Saturday, September 11th 7:00 pm

The Bookcase of Wayzata
Sunday, September 19th 2:00 pm
607 Lake Street East
Wayzata, MN 55391


Cedar Fort, Inc.
Sheralyn Pratt, Public Relations Manager