900Monkeys The Website of Bryn Kanar and Other Troublemakers


My name is Bryn. I'm a writer, drawer, and game maker. Below, you can find out about some of my books and games.

If you have questions or comments, let me know.

Roger Ambleton and the Rock of Evil

Roger Ambleton, Book One

This is a book I wrote with my two boys, Max and Spencer. Max came up with the story based on a dream he had. The three of us acted out each chapter together. Then I wrote it all down, added illustrations, and published it. The story is about a normal boy named Roger Ambleton who has to stop an evil rock from turning everyone in the world to stone.

Mr. Whiskers, Master of the Universe

Mr. Whiskers Number One

Annabelle’s cat, Mr. Whiskers, is no ordinary cat. He’s actually the Master of the Universe. Born 13.8 billion years ago, he made the universe out of Dimensions, Particles, and Forces, and he’s been watching it unfold ever since. In this first book of the series, you'll see how Mr. Whiskers got the universe off to a good start with the Big Bang.

Boatman Brave

One Boy's Quest to Make Magic Come to Life

Boatman Brave is happy living in the castle with his best friend, Prince Filiando. But then he learns that he’s not real. He was created out of magic to keep the prince company. So begins Boatman’s quest to become something more than a magic spell.


Recent Paintings by Casey Sonnabend

My friend Casey asked me to help him make a book of his recent paintings. Some of these paintings are abstract, some humorous, some bizarre, but all of them hum with Casey's unique spirit.

The Treasure Seekers

By Edith Nesbit with New Illustrations by Bryn Kanar

The Treasure Seekers is a wonderful book by Edith Nesbit. It follows the adventures of the Bastable children as they attempt to 'restore the fortunes of the House of Bastable.' This edition includes new illustrations that I created.


A Game of Strategy for 2 or 4 Players

Build paths through a 5X5X5 lattice using strategy, skill, and teamwork. Out-think and out-maneuver your opponents. Solve puzzles. Overcome obstacles.

Squirrelmark RPG

Defenders of the Forest

Squirrelmark, the land of the Squirrels, is in danger. In this role-playing game you'll play either a squirrel, badger, beaver, or weasel and defend the forest against its enemies, either with magic or with a sword. Note that the Game system is meant to be printed double-sided while the Player Pack is meant to be printed single-sided.

Blue Rhino

A Game of Strategy for 2-6 Players

Trade animals with other players. Be the first to match all your cards. The best card to have is the wild card, the Blue Rhino, that can match any other kind of card.


A Game of Strategy for 2-6 Players

In circlecircle the first player to collect one of each kind of shape wins. But some shapes are rarer than others. And the rarest of all is the the elusive circlecircle.


The Story of a Pigeon and the Dark Magic he must Confront

In Sigmund Stern Grove in the heart of San Francisco, an owl has awakened an ancient magic. Soon he will gain power over all the flocks. And the only bird who can stop him is Owen Stormfeather, a high-flying pigeon from Sausalito. But will Owen's strong wings be a match for the Owl King's subtle magic?


A Game of Strategy for Three Players

Kenté is a game of alliances quickly made and quickly broken. With each play you must decide which of your two opponents to help. Since each piece has two colors, each play helps out two players. For this reason, games are often close, and a player who seems to have little chance can come from behind and win big.

The Feast of Fools

A Mystery Novel set in the Late Roman Empire

It's the fifth century AD and the Roman Empire is crumbling. Barbarians threaten every border. And the young emperor's ministers are too busy squabbling amongst themselves to be of much help. When one of them is found murdered, the entire Roman world teeters on the verge of destruction.

Black Heart, Ivory Bones

Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

My story Dreaming Among Men appeared in this anthology of modern fairy tales. In the story, a fellow by the name of Palinuro receives a letter from a brother he believes to be dead. It's an invitation to a birthday party. Will Palinuro decide to go to the party, and what will he find if he does?

The Seed

The Story of a Sunflower

"At first it is just a seed in your hand, a gentle being with white and black stripes." Of course the seed is planted and grows, but what happens next? Read this little book to find out.