Posted on 02/02/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We bet you can't guess the most sought-after book at in Boise, Idaho, unless you've already read the story we're referring to.

It's The Adventures of Dillon Helbig’s Crismis, by Dillon His Self (formally known as Dillon Helbig).

The eight-year-old author wrote and illustrated a time-travel tale —  he's sent backwards in time after the star on his Christmas tree explodes — over the course of four days, reports the New York Times.

Then he slipped his masterpiece onto a shelf at the Lake Hazel branch of the Ada Community Library in Boise, during a visit with his grandmother.

Dillon told his parents of what he'd done that night, and when they called the library about it the next morning, they offered to add it to their card catalogue and display it in the graphic novel section (as an homage to Dillon's illustrations).

Coverage of Dillon's bold marketing move has inspired other children locally — and prompted patrons to join the wait list to check it out.

Since it could literally be years before you get your hands on a copy, given the extensive wait list, you can preview The Adventures of Dillon Helbig’s Crismis in the New York Times.

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