A Boy Called Bat

by Elana K. Arnold

Illustrated by Charles Santoso

On Sale: 27/07/2018

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About the Book

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 surprises-some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat's mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter.

But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he's got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.

"This sweet and thoughtful novel chronicles Bat's 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).

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062445834
  • ISBN 10: 0062445839
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 27/07/2018
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD
  • Age: From 6 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents

Biography

Elana K. Arnold is the author of many books for children and teens, including the middle grade novels A Question of Miracles, Far From Fair, and A Boy Called Bat, and the YA novels What Girls Are Made Of and Infandous.  What Girls Are Made Of  was a 2017 National Book Award finalist, and her other books have been variously included on the Los Angeles Public Library's Best Books of the Year list, the Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year list, the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list, have been ALAN Picks, and have been selected for inclusion in the Amelia Bloomer Project. She holds a master's degree in Creative Writing/Fiction from the University of California, Davis, and currently lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals.


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Red Hood

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Bat and the End of Everything

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Damsel

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