Joe Wos to appear at National Book Festival!

Barron’s Author Joe Wos to Appear at National Book Festival


Hauppauge, NY (August 23, 2017) – Barron’s is thrilled to announce that our author, Joe Wos, will be appearing at the National Book Festival on September 2, 2017, where he will also be celebrating the publication of his latest book, Myths and Monsters.

Joe will be performing at the Library of Congress Town Square at the festival from 11:25–11:45 and from 1:45–2:05. When he’s not performing, he will be at his own booth for the full duration of the day.

Joe, the internationally acclaimed creator of MazeToons and author of A-MAZE-ING Animals, can’t wait to introduce everyone to his new book. It’s filled with mazes of mythological creatures, monsters, and more! Mazes are a great way to increase hand-eye coordination, bolster problem-solving skills, and sharpen critical reasoning. Plus, they’re just so much fun!

These 50 colorfully illustrated mazes feature fully solvable characters, cartoon elements, and imaginative creatures that figure prominently along every start-to-finish path. Themed, integrated animal illustrations—set within the mazes—are fun, playful, and perfect for big kids and grown-ups too.


Besides navigating the usual twists and turns of a traditional maze, puzzle-solvers will have to navigate through crazy cartoon features, Bigfoot’s giant feet, the Cyclops’ eye, a kraken’s wiggly tentacles, and more. There are dozens of dead ends, illusions, twists, and turns that ramp up with each difficulty level. Open the pages and get lost in this mythical world that’s scary good fun!

About Joe Wos

Joe Wos has worked professionally since age 14, and has served as visiting resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum in California since its inception in 2001. He is known world-wide for his hand-drawn illustrated mazes, which have been dubbed the world’s largest and most difficult by Ripley’s Believe it or Not and the Guinness Book of World Records. His feature MazeToons is distributed worldwide by Creators Syndicate. His most recent books include    “A-Maze-Ing Animals:50 Mazes for Kids” and “Myths and Monsters:50 Mazes for Kids” from Barron’s Books.

 About Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.
Founded in 1941, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. rapidly became America’s leading publisher of test preparation manuals and school directories. In recent years, Barron’s has expanded its publishing line to include coloring books, children’s books, pet care manuals, and more. Barron’s is instantly recognized for their variety, reliability, and quality by retailers, educational and institutional book buyers, and by the reading public around the globe.


MYTHS AND MONSTERS: 50 Mazes for Kids


Paperback, 64 pp., 10 ½” x 11″, Ages 9 and up

ISBN 978-1-4380-0995-7

$6.99, Can$8.99


Also Available:

A-MAZE-ING Animals: 50 Mazes for Kids

ISBN 978-1-4380-0994-0

$6.99, Can$8.50




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