Sherman Oak and the Magic Potato
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On the last day of school, Sherman Oak is given an atomic wedgie in front of hundreds of cheering students. Upon
returning home, Sherman wishes for courage. A plain baked potato in an aluminum foil wrapper explodes with green
light, and grants Sherman his wish. Sherman Oak is taken away against his will to a strange land. There, he must
complete a journey filled with mosquito skeletons, snakes that wind from the sky, a haunted cottage, cactus outlaws,
and a one hundred foot pus-oozing behemoth. If Sherman fails, his family and school mates will remain trapped in
the land forever.
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Sherman Oak and the Magic Potato was featured in Paramount
Airways inflight magazine. Read the full review here.
From the review: “Though meant for children, the story is even something an adult can relate to on several emotional
levels. The language is clear and the narrative visual. However, the primary strength of the book is that Shaw
manages to come up with the most original creatures that I’ve read about so far and that is no mean feat!” — Deepa Kandaswamy
From Imprint Online: “Shaw does some great things with this story, and unlike many other writers today, he
comes up with his own creatures and his own stories, rather than just retelling old tales. Some of the creatures
are truly creative and wonderful. The story will draw you in and compel you to keep reading.” — Steven R. McEvoy
The Santa Mysteries
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Bennett Short has a dream and a plan. He is going to stow away aboard Santa’s sleigh and explore the mysteries
of the North Pole. Young Bennett dreams of writing a tell all book about Santa and making a gazillion dollars.
But Bennett’s plan is taken on a detour when his curiosity results in Santa being abducted by aliens. Along with
his friends Darcy and Pickle, and a robot named Algore, Bennett travels across the stars to the icy planet of Tundra
57. If he fails to overcome the penguin fruit aliens and the football-headed tripods, Christmas will never be the
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From Imprint Online: “The Santa Mysteries is a fun, humourous, fast-paced book that will draw you in and
keep you racing for the end, only to leave you wanting more. This is a book that was so fun to read that I have
already started it a second time, this time reading it more slowly to savor the story rather than racing through.”
— Steven R. McEvoy
“I was looking for something different for the holidays, and the description certainly sounded like this book fit
the bill - although I have to admit that I doubted that anyone could successfully combine the elements in the book’s
description into a coherent enjoyable story. I’m glad that I took the chance; Mr. Shaw has a genuine talent for
spinning an imaginative, exciting and fast paced tale, however unlikely the individual elements may sound!” — David A. Hester, via Amazon
S. William Shaw is the author of
2 children's fantasy adventure novels, Sherman Oak and the Magic Potato, and The Santa Mysteries.
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"Shaw manages to come up with the most original
creatures that I’ve read about so far and that is no mean feat!” —
"Mr. Shaw has a genuine talent for spinning an
imaginative, exciting and fast paced tale...” — David
A. Hester (Amazon.com review)