Zorgamazoo

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Zorgamazoo
Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston.jpg
First printing of US hardcover
Author Robert Paul Weston
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Published 2008 (Penguin)
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 283 pp (hardcover edition)
ISBN 978-1-59514-199-6 (hardcover edition)
OCLC 193819809
LC Class PZ7.5.W47 Zo 2008

Zorgamazoo (2008) is Canadian children's author Robert Paul Weston's first novel. The work is a fantasy adventure, written entirely in rhyming anapestic tetrameter.

The story follows a young girl named Katrina Katrell, who runs away from home when her guardian threatens her with a lobotomy. Seeking shelter beneath the street, she meets Mortimer Yorgle, who belongs to a subterranean race of creatures called zorgles. Although he is ill-suited for the job, Mortimer has been sent to solve the mystery of what happened to the lost zorgles of Zorgamazoo.

The novel is a 2009 E.B. White Honor Book and won the California Young Reader Medal, the Children's Choice Award, and the Silver Birch Award from the Ontario Library Association. It was also named a top ten debut of 2008 by Booklist Magazine and a notable book of 2009 by the Children's Literature Assembly.

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