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The Accidental Adventures of Dogget Mann

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A character-driven science-fiction adventure novel for kids 10 and older (and adults, too), The Accidental Adventures of Dogget Mann is the first book in an often funny and tragic saga of a boy searching for his home.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by
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Sean DeLauder
Apr 22, 2012 Sean DeLauder rated it it was amazing
Let me begin with a deep and heartfelt apology: Dogget Mann has been sitting on my shelf, unread, for a long, long time. For that reason alone I am ashamed for not having told the world about it sooner. I don’t think the slightly increased knowledge of this story would have improved the world noticeably in the past few years, but perhaps exponentially as the years passed for certain. I feel a genuine sense of guilt for not adding my voice to the support of this book, author Lester Milton, and to ...more
Chance Maree
May 03, 2012 Chance Maree rated it really liked it

Much like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, young Dogget Mann is whisked away from the world he knew and spends the rest of the story trying to return. The novel is sci/fi, with enough speculative science to make it interesting and 'believable' without dwelling on details. The world Dogget finds himself in is a possible future, filled with all-powerful corporations, corrupt government, and other greedy folks with no respect for life--yet they all place great value on the pure, unaltered human genetic
Jonathan Brazee
Jul 22, 2016 Jonathan Brazee rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, pure and simple!

This book might be classified as Young Adult, and I think most teens would enjoy it tremendously, but this is one of those rare books that crosses over into adult fiction with just as much impact. I wasn't reading this book wondering if my kids would like it; I was reading it for my own enjoyment. Another reviewer wrote that she had to fight with her daughter over the book during a vacation, and I can totally understand that.

The book is funny, insightful, touchin
Stephen Brophy
May 12, 2014 Stephen Brophy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If the legend of JK Rowling is to be believed, great youth-oriented fantasy epics are born in lonely kitchens or small rented flats during the few hours the writer can steal for themselves. I imagine Lester Milton might have tapped this book out in similar circumstances. Dogget Mann is every bit as engaging a lead as Harry Potter, a precocious but relatable kid striving to keep his curiosity and optimism alive in the face of a brutal orphan's existence: bullied in group homes, mistreated by ...more
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