The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes


By Wade Albert White

Read by Linda Henning

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A thrilling debut novel where fantasy and science fiction meet, dragons aren’t as innocent as they look, and nothing is quite what it seems.

Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin’s Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes–or face the horrible consequences.

Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.


  • Praise for The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes:
    A Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • "A highly distinctive, smart take on the fantasy novel... readers will find a humorous tale of adventure, friendship, and courage."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "This fast-paced adventure deals with deep themes... the first in a fantasy adventure series with a unique crew of characters, this will tickle funny bones and leave readers awaiting the next installment."
    School Library Journal
  • "Funny and fresh."
  • Praise for The Adventurer's Guide to Dragons (and Why They Keep Biting Me):
    "Fans of the first will not be disappointed with this humorous sequel."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "An entertaining, swashbuckling high adventure with dragons, huge insects, and giant robots."
    School Library Journal
  • Praise for The Adventurer's Guide to Treasure (and How to Steal It):
    "This conclusion to Wade Albert White's delightfully inventive trilogy is witty, wise, and wonderful. As with the previous installments, this book offers readers a smart, sophisticated story that is filled with nonstop action and adventure, surprises at nearly every turn, and generous helpings of humour and heart...The resulting fantasy adventure flirts with familiar tropes while creating something that is utterly original, fresh and fun."
    Atlantic Books Today

On Sale
Sep 13, 2016
Hachette Audio

Wade Albert White

About the Author

Wade Albert White hails from Nova Scotia, Canada. In addition to writing the Adventurer’s Guide series, Wade teaches part-time, dabbles in animation and filmmaking, and is a stay-at-home dad. He lives in Canada with his wife, sons, and cat.

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