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About the Author
Elana K. Arnold is the award-winning author of many books for children and teens, including The House That Wasn't There, the Printz Honor winner Damsel, the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of, and the Global Read Aloud selection A Boy Called Bat. She is a member of the faculty at Hamline University's MFA in writing for children and young adults program, and lives in Long Beach, CA, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. You can find her online at www.elanakarnold.com.
Charles Santoso loves drawing little things in his little journal and dreams about funny, wondrous stories. He moves around between different countries to live and work. Charles is always on the lookout for bookstores and cats whenever he explores a new place. You can visit him at www.charlessantoso.com.
"Brimming with quietly tender moments, subtle humor, and authentically rendered family dynamics, Arnold's story, the first in a new series, offers a nonprescriptive and deeply heartfelt glimpse into the life of a boy on the autism spectrum."--ALA Booklist
"Comfortably familiar and quietly groundbreaking, this introduction to Bat should charm readers, who will likely look forward to more opportunities to explore life from Bat's particular point of view."--Kirkus Reviews
"A Boy Called Bat will help children understand autism and that everybody loves animals."--Temple Grandin, author of Animals In Translation
"Delightful, endearing, and utterly relatable, Bat Tam is destined to be a dear and necessary friend for young readers. I adore him and his story."--Anne Ursu, author of The Real Boy
"A Boy Called Bat is sensitive, sweet, and super fun. I read this book with the biggest smile on my face."--Corinne Duyvis, author of Otherbound