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A Boy Called Bat Books

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A Boy Called Bat
Bat and the End of Everything
A Boy Called Bat
A Boy Called Bat
Bat and the End of Everything
chapter • 208 Pages
A Boy Called Bat
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Book #1

A Boy Called Bat

Written by Elana K. Arnold & illustrated by Charles Santoso
6 - 10
Reading age
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Mar 13, 2018
Publication date


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, which named A Boy Called Bat a best book of 2017).

A Boy Called Bat Series

Published from 2018 - 2019
2 books
chapter • 208 Pages
A Boy Called Bat
chapter • 192 Pages
Bat and the End of Everything
#3 in Series
20181A Boy Called Bat208
20193Bat and the End of Everything192

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