A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. ArnoldA Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold

A Boy Called Bat

byElana K. ArnoldIllustratorCharles Santoso

Paperback | March 13, 2018

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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).

Elana K. Arnold grew up in Southern California, where she was lucky enough to have her own perfect pet—a gorgeous mare named Rainbow—and a family who let her read as many books as she wanted. She is the author of picture books, middle grade novels, and books for teens. She lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, two ch...
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Title:A Boy Called BatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.42 inPublished:March 13, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062445839

ISBN - 13:9780062445834

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Absolutely LOVED this novel - such a great depiction of autism through a child's eyes. A wonderful class read aloud.
Date published: 2017-09-05

Editorial Reviews

“A Boy Called Bat is sensitive, sweet, and super fun. I read this book with the biggest smile on my face.”