A Boy Called Bat

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By Elana K. Arnold
Publisher Walden Pond Press
A Boy Called Bat
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The first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum, from acclaimed author Elana K. Arnold and with illustrations by Charles Santoso.For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprisessome of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a goodsurprise day. Bats mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wildanimal shelter.But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And hes got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.This sweet and thoughtful novel chronicles Bats experiences and challenges at school with friends and teachers and at home with his sister and divorced parents. Approachable for younger or reluctant readers while still delivering a powerful and thoughtful story (from the review by Brightly.com, which named A Boy Called Bat a best book of 2017).

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21075 words21,075 words
208 pages208 pages
Lexile 760LLexile 760L
Grade 1 to 7Grade 1 to 7
Age 6-12Age 6-12
Published 2017Published 2017

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9780062445841

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