Gods of Manhattan


Author: Scott Mebus


MEBUS, Scott. Gods of Manhattan. [NY]: Dutton Children’s Books [2008]. 8vo, [viii] 342pp. Blue boards with spine stamped in gold. Four-page, fold-out, full-color map frontispiece. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed and dated the year of publication by the author, Scott Mebus.

First edition, having the fold-out four-page full color map. 13-year-old New Yorker Rory Hennessy can see things no one else can. When a magician's trick opens his eyes to Mannahatta, Rory finds an amazing spirit city coexisting alongside modern-day Manhattan. A place where Indian sachems, warrior cockroaches, and papier-mache‚ children live, ruled by the immortal Gods of Manhattan – including Babe Ruth, Alexander Hamilton, Dorothy Parker, and Peter Stuyvesant. But Rory's power brings enemies determined to stop him from helping Mannahatta's greatest wrong! The first of the power Gods of Manhattan Trilogy.