Spider Boy by Ralph FletcherSpider Boy by Ralph Fletcher

Spider Boy

byRalph Fletcher

Paperback | November 1, 2009

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Bobby is the new kid in New Paltz, New York. That's a lot of "new," and Bobby doesn't even want to unpack. He spends most of his time worrying about Thelma, his tarantula who has stopped eating. It isn't long before Bobby is called "Spider Boy from Illinois" by a bully at his&nbspschool. When he gets stuck working on a project with Lucky, the other new kid, Bobby finds that she isn't&nbspbad for a girl, and things start to&nbsplook up.&nbspThen the bully does something awful&nbspand Bobby is forced to break out of his shell. Told in journal style perfect for boys and reluctant readers, this well-written novel will appeal to arachnophiles and arachnophobes alike!&nbsp&nbsp
Ralph Fletcher is the author of many well-received books for children, including the novels  Fig Pudding  and Flying Solo . He lives with his family in New Hampshire.
Title:Spider BoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.5 inPublished:November 1, 2009Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547248202

ISBN - 13:9780547248202

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

"Creating and guiding a winning cast with a light, sure hand, Fletcher puts a fine, fresh spin on a familiar premise." Kirkus Reviews