FTC Disclosure: I received an advance reader copy of this book for review purposes and the giveaway is sponsored by the publisher.
Hello, everyone! I'm thrilled to be spotlighting Elana K. Arnold's latest middle grade book, A BOY CALLED BAT! Read on for more about the book, a bit about Elana, and an excerpt from the book. There is also a giveaway where 5 winners will be selected to get a copy of the book! Thanks to Jean Book Nerd and Walden Pond Press for including us in the blog tour. I was going to post my review of the book but a few days ago when I sat down to write it, I realized I had lost my copy! :( I think I set it down on a bench or something while walking outside. Ugh. I hope that at least somewhere, some reader is thoroughly enjoying this book. I loved it and I am just waiting for the finished copy of the book that I ordered to arrive so I can finish editing my review.
About the Book
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.
About the Author
ELANA K. ARNOLD completed her M.A. in Creative Writing/Fiction at the University of California, Davis. She grew up in Southern California, where she was lucky enough to have her own horse--a gorgeous mare named Rainbow--and a family who let her read as many books as she wanted. She lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. She is represented by Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content.
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Once, Mom had tried to reorganize his dresser drawers because she thought he could “use some help.” After, when he was so upset he couldn’t even speak, she said, “I’m sorry, Bat, but your drawers were just a mess. Your hats mixed in with pants and sweaters. I don’t know how you find anything.” But the drawers weren’t a mess. Not at all. If Mom had looked more closely, she would have seen that his knit caps were in with his long pants and his sweaters, because he always wore those things together on cold days. Shorts and T-shirts were in another drawer because he wore those things together on warm days. “But what about this drawer?” Mom had asked, pulling open the bottom right drawer, which held a pair of pants, a wool sweater, and two T-shirts. “Those things I never wear,” Bat told her when he finally calmed down. “Because they’re itchy and uncomfortable.” Then Mom cut the tags out of the T-shirts and Bat moved them to his warm-days drawer. After that, Mom “left him to his own devices,” as she liked to say.
Excerpt from A BOY CALLED BAT © 2017 Elana K. Arnold
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