A Boy Called Bat

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Product Details
Price
$9.99  $9.29
Publisher
Walden Pond Press
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.5 X 0.6 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062445834

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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, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. You can find her online at elanakarnold.com.

Charles Santoso loves drawing little things in his little journal and dreams about funny, wondrous stories. He is the creator of Happy Hippo and has illustrated many books, including Ida, Always - written by Caron Levis, which was mentioned in the New York Times as "an example of children's books at their best" and the New York Times bestseller Wishtree and Odder books by Katherine Applegate. He moves around between different countries to live and work but calls Sydney, Australia home.
Reviews

"How I love this beguiling and big-hearted book! Every child will root for Bat as he navigates the challenges that come with friendship and change, not to mention skunk parenting. A tender and important tale that belongs on every bookshelf." -- Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan

★ "This engaging and insightful story makes readers intimately aware of what Bat is thinking and how he perceives the events and people in his life. With empathy and humor, Arnold delves into Bat's relationships with his divorced parents, older sister, teachers, and classmates." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"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