Twelve-year-old identical twins Jay and Ray have long resented that everyone treats them as one person, and so they hatch a plot to take advantage of a clerical error at their new school and pretend they are just one.
Discuss how the boys were dishonest. What do “honesty” and “individuality” mean and why they’re important for Ray, Jay and each of us?
The idea of having a twin and swapping places has always seemed intriguing, but Lost and Found does a great job demonstrating what such an experience might actually be like, along with teaching the valuable lessons of being honest and loving the family you have!
Andrew Clements (1949-2019) was the author of the enormously popular <i>Frindle</i>. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he was nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include <i>About Average</i>, <i>Troublemaker</i>, <i>Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money</i>, and more. He was also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. Find out more at AndrewClements.com.
Mark Elliott has a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He has illustrated a number of book covers, and his work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators and the Art Directors Guild. Mark lives on a sheep farm in the Hudson Valley region of New York.
For Douglas and Roselyn Paul, dear friends