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Middle Grade

  • This is Not a Werewolf Story, Sandra Evans
    Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 9781481444804, July 26, 2016 (Middle Grade)

    "Raul is a loner — the only child not picked up on the weekend. Or is he? The language leaps from the page with imagery as we delve into his magical weekends, which teem with animal references, Native American themes, and serious childhood problems. There is something in this for everyone.”

    -Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX)

    “This is not a werewolf story. It is a story about family, friendship, love, loss, and betrayal. Raul is one of the most interesting and intriguing characters I have read in a long time. I desperately wanted to be his friend. This book is a wonderful mix of mythology, mystery, and suspense. Definitely put this one on your summer reading list.”

    -Lisa Nehs, Books & Company (Oconomowoc, WI)

    “Raul doesn’t talk much. He spends his days at the One of Our Kind boarding school looking after the younger kids and keeping his secrets to himself — because he does have secrets, and so does the woods surrounding the school. Blending aspects of a variety of mythologies, author Sandra Evans has created a wonderful coming-of-age story about a young boy discovering himself and his family. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.” 

    -Flannery Fitch, Bookshop Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

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