This brownie is a treat for young listeners—but not the kind you eat! DIARY OF A MAD BROWNIE is the first book in Bruce Coville’s hilarious new series, The Enchanted Files, about ancient magical creatures who befriend modern-day kids with hysterical consequences.
Bruce Coville is the popular author of over 100 books for children, including the bestselling My Teacher is an Alien series, and his new series is sure to delight a whole new generation of listeners. The master of funny fantasies has delivered a tale packed with Scottish lore and laughs galore! Told through a series of diary entries and other documents, DIARY OF A MAD BROWNIE is the story of one very messy girl named Alex, and a tiny magical brownie named Angus, who must work together to break a curse.
Dan Zitt, VP of Content Production at Penguin Random House Audio talked about his experience working on the audiobook:
“I’ve known Bruce Coville for over fifteen years, so when Diary of a Mad Brownie hit my desk, I couldn’t have been more excited to work with him again. After reading it, I knew what I had suspected all along, Bruce is a mad genius with a pen. Only Bruce could write a book from the perspective of a young girl and a figure from Scottish folklore, and make it sound realistic. As always, he takes us on a fantastical journey with distinct characters and dialogue that just screams to be transformed into an audiobook.
The real challenge with casting this audiobook was trying to find someone who can sound authentic as the tiny Scottish troublemaker Angus. Luckily we found Euan Morton who is not a big troublemaker, but an amazing stage and audiobook actor. Euan can morph his voice to sound like a character that is a foot tall, or a hundred feet tall, and we took full advantage of that with Angus.”
Listen to the Diary of a Mad Brownie Great Oath now!
FUN FACT: If you listen closely, you’ll hear special cameos throughout the recording from members of the Penguin Random House Audio team including Dan Zitt, Senior Vice President and Publisher Amanda D’Acierno, Marketing Manager Jennifer Rubins, Producer Karen Dziekonski, and Senior Marketing Manager of Random House Publishing Group, Joe Scalora!