The Land of Laughs is fantasy novel by Jonathan Carroll. It was first published by Viking Press in 1980 and is the author's first novel. The novel was notably reprinted by Orion Books in 2000 as volume 9 of their Fantasy Masterworks series.
The book concerns a schoolteacher who is researching the life of one of his favorite children's book authors. He is warmly, and unexpectedly, greeted by the author's adult daughter. All seems well until a dog begins talking to him, as the line between the author's fantasy world and the reality of the schoolteacher's life blurs.