Westly: A Spider's Tale


Product Details

$15.99  $14.87
Shadow Mountain
Publish Date
5.8 X 0.8 X 7.8 inches | 0.65 pounds
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Bryan Beus is the winner of the Kirchoff/Wohlberg Award from The New York Society of Illustrators. He has done illustrations for magazines and book covers and now works full time as an artist of fine art illustrations. This is his first book.


"Westly unites the insect and spider worlds and saves the day. Rich language paints lush images of life under the glass, and the author's illustrations capture the characters' cartoonish charm."
-- "Booklist" (8/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"Westly's The Ugly Duckling twist is actually perfect for younger kids who are not quite sure where they fit into this world. Westly learns there's nothing wrong with being different. In fact, it is our differences that allow each of us to contribute in our own way. An insightful and fun read-aloud story about honesty, courage, and individual worth."-- "Middle Shelf magazine" (9/25/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"This simple story of a misfit spider is surprisingly sophisticated and shares a message of accepting oneself that should appeal to children of all ages. Beus does a masterful job developing characters that teach lessons through their words as well as through their actions."-- "Deseret News" (10/14/2015 12:00:00 AM)
2016 Kansas State Reading Circle Recommendation-- "Kansas State Reading Circle" (10/14/2015 12:00:00 AM)

"A sweet and endearing tale of acceptance, both of one's self and by others. The main character, Westly, is a relatable young bug who does his best to overcome the challenges that come his way. Despite rough patches, and a few bad judgment calls, Westly grows as a character throughout the book and through his challenges he learns that you don't have to have big, beautiful wings to be a leader. The story is a wonderful coming of age story that exudes a charming innocence. With a message that speaks to all ages, it is a thoroughly enjoyable read for all young readers."

-- "Compass Book Ratings" (9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"A fantastic novel...a dramatic story of arachnid coming of age, Westly: A Spider's Tale is especially recommended for public and school library collections." -- "Midwest Book Review" (2/27/2017 12:00:00 AM)