A boy called Bat
|Format:||Print Book 2017|
|Availability:||Available at 25 Libraries 27 of 42 copies|
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).
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
-- Juvenile fiction.
Skunks as pets -- Juvenile fiction.
Wildlife rehabilitation -- Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction.
Autism -- Fiction.
Skunks as pets -- Fiction.
Wildlife rehabilitation -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :2017
198 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm