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But Wait, There’s More! Pre-Order The Very Last Castle

The Very Last Castle by Travis Jonker and Mark Pett

When I was a kid I really loved infomercials. Touchless, The Food Dehydrator, that oven that cooks things with air or something – I watched them all. If you’ve ever seen an infomercial, you know that the best moment is always when someone says “But wait, there’s more!”

Well, you can now pre-order the picture book I wrote and Mark Pett illustrated, The Very Last Castle. If you pre-order the book from my hometown bookstore, the fabulous McLean & Eakin, we’ll send you a signed copy when the book arrives on October 9th. And, hey, shipping is only 99¢!



You will also receive a limited-edition mini-comic about how the story was written, hand-made by yours truly.


Here’s an excerpt (with a guest appearance by J.K. Rowling):

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Mini-Comic Preview

Once the mini-comics are gone, they’re gone, folks – never to return. I can only handle so much folding and stapling.


In summary, if you preorder with McLean & Eakin you get:

1. A book about courage that I think you and the kids in your life will like.

The Very Last Castle 1

2. My weird signature marring the beautiful title page.

TVLC Title Page

3. A limited-edition hand-crafted mini-comic about how the story was made.


4. 99¢ media mail shipping!!


5. The satisfaction of supporting a wonderful, award-winning independent bookstore (this is the best one).


Thank you for your time.


About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Colby Sharp says:


  2. Carl Harvey says:

    Done! Can’t wait to read it Travis!