Bob

Author(s): Wendy Mass; Rebecca Stead; Nicholas Gannon (Illustrator)

Middle Fiction | New Releases

A charming middle-grade novel about friendship and the power of imagination, told in alternating chapters by Rebecca Stead, the Newbery Medal winning author of When You Reach Me, and Wendy Mass, New York Timesbestselling author of The Candymakers

Livy can't remember her first visit to her grandmother's house in Australia, but she does seem to recall a 'wrong chicken' and bumping down the stairs.

She definitely doesn't remember the strange little creature she finds in the wardrobe. His name is Bob and he doesn't know what he's doing there, but he's been waiting for Livy to come back for more than five years. That's a very long time to sit in the dark.

Clue by clue, Livy and Bob unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from and what Livy has forgotten in this magical story about friendship and loyalty and the power of imagination.

And standing on top of the dictionary is a small zombie wearing a chicken suit. He's rubbing his eyes, a Lego pirate clutched in one green hand. When his eyes adjust to the light, he uses them to look me up and down.Then he says, 'You're back. Took you long enough.'

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels for young readers including The Candymakers. Wendy lives in New Jersey.

Rebecca Stead is the author of four books for children including the Newbery Award winner When You Reach Me. Rebecca lives in New York.

'Realistic and compassionate...This is a layered, textured read, and adds to Rebecca Stead's growing list of consistently high quality novels. Highly recommended.' Reading Time

'Irresistible tale of magic, mystery, and friendship that poses timeless questions about identity and belonging.' Publishers Weekly, starred review

'Stead, whose When You Reach Me(2009) won the Newbery Medal, and Mass, author of the beloved Willow Fallsseries, combine their considerable talents to create an unusual fantasy with simplicity, immediacy, and wit.' Booklist

'You can't help falling in love with Bobjust a little.' Good Reading


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'Realistic and compassionate...This is a layered, textured read, and adds to Rebecca Stead's growing list of consistently high quality novels. Highly recommended.' * Reading Time * `It is the true gift of the storyteller to take such age-old themes and issues and shine a light on them in such a way that it appears brand new.' * Magpies on Liar & Spy * A wonderful story, beautifully and realistically imagined but with a deft touch full of empathy and humour.' * Readings on Goodbye Stranger * `Rebecca Stead owns my heart, I swear. Her books just make me happy down to my toes.' * Alpha Reader on Goodbye Stranger *

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels for young readers including The Candymakers. Wendy lives in New Jersey. Rebecca Stead is the author of four books for children including the Newbery Award winner When You Reach Me. Rebecca lives in New York.

General Fields

  • : 9781925603590
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : April 2018
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
  • : Australia
  • : May 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 518
  • : Nicholas Gannon
  • : English
  • : 208
  • : Wendy Mass; Rebecca Stead; Nicholas Gannon (Illustrator)