A Boy Called Bat

by Elana K. Arnold illustrated by Charles Santoso


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Bat is autistic and sometimes has trouble relating to others. When he meets a baby skunk, he knows they belong together—but first he’ll have to prove that it would make a great pet!

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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. The problem is, once Bat meets the adorable kit, he doesn’t want to ever let it go!This first book in a funny, heartfelt middle grade series stars an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum on a mission to domesticate a very unlikely pet.
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    • Grades: 3 - 5
    • Ages: 8 - 11
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-27456-1