Dust City

Dust City is a young adult fantasy novel by Robert Paul Weston, published in 2010. It is based upon fairy tales

Dust City
Dust City
AuthorRobert Paul Weston
GenreFantasy, Young adult
Publication date
September 30, 2010


After escaping from a juvenile detention centre, Henry Whelp, the Big Bad Wolf's son, investigates the role a corporation that manufactures synthetic fairy dust had in the crime of his father, and what happened to the fairies that once protected humans and animals.[1][2][3]


Bookyurt said "First off, Dust City has a truly authentic, pulpy Noir feel..."[4]

Quill & Quire said this about the book. "The book succeeds on nearly every level."[3]

RTReviews said this about Dust City "This fractured fairy tale will satisfy those looking for an unusual paranormal read."[5]


  • Canadian Library Association Honour (2011)[6]


  1. ^ "Dust City". Goodreads.
  2. ^ Weston, Robert Paul (13 September 2017). "Dust city". Razorbill – via seattle Library Catalog.
  3. ^ a b "Dust City". Quill & Quire. 27 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Dust City by Robert Paul Weston – Review". Bookyurt.com.
  5. ^ "DUST CITY". RTReviews.
  6. ^ Weston, Robert Paul. "DUST CITY - Robert Paul Weston". robertpaulweston.com.
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Robert Paul Weston

Robert Paul Weston (born 21 October 1975) is a British-born Canadian children's writer. His debut was the award-winning novel-in-verse, Zorgamazoo. His short fiction has appeared in literary journals in Canada, the UK and the United States.

His second novel, a dark fantasy for young adults entitled Dust City, was published in October 2010. The story is narrated by the son of the wolf who killed Little Red Riding Hood.


Zorgamazoo (2008) is Canadian children's author Robert Paul Weston's first novel. The work is a fantasy adventure, written entirely in rhyming anapestic tetrameter.

The story follows a young girl named Katrina Katrell, who runs away from home when her guardian threatens her with a lobotomy. Seeking shelter beneath the street, she meets Mortimer Yorgle, who belongs to a subterranean race of creatures called zorgles. Although he is ill-suited for the job, Mortimer has been sent to solve the mystery of what happened to the lost zorgles of Zorgamazoo.

The novel is a 2009 E.B. White Honor Book and won the California Young Reader Medal, the Children's Choice Award, and the Silver Birch Award from the Ontario Library Association. It was also named a top ten debut of 2008 by Booklist Magazine and a notable book of 2009 by the Children's Literature Assembly.

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