For Children of All Ages

This coming Sunday, June 21, at 3:00pm,
Matt Goldman reads from his debut children’s novel, Dingeltrot and the People of the Mill at Magers & Quinn Booksellers.

Television writer and author, Matt Goldman has written his first children’s novel, Dingeltrot and the People of the Mill, about the adventures of a twelve-year-old boy who stands fourteen inches tall. A writer and producer for many prominent television shows, Goldman has been nominated for numerous writing awards, including a Writer’s Guild of America award for his work on Seinfeld.

Like most twelve-year-old boys, Dingeltrot climbs trees, explores the forest, and gets picked on by his older brother. But, unlike most boys, Dingeltrot lives in a hidden colony where people average only one foot in height. He belongs to the People of the Barn, and Dingeltrot, at fourteen inches, is the tallest of them all. Though he suffers being labeled a “freak” and a “weirdo” for his unusual height, Dingeltrot knows he’s special. “You may be taller than the other kids,” his grandmother tells him, “and you may not be popular, but you have the best ideas.” Dingeltrot’s ideas include inventing a shirt that allows him to glide through the air like a flying squirrel, traveling in a sheepdog’s fur, and making a hat topped with a needle to thwart descending hawks. All of these inventions come in handy when Dingeltrot learns of his people’s darkest secret and sets out on a dangerous journey to find a banished member of his family.

Details on this and all our upcoming readings are on our events page.–David E