by Michael Fry

On Sale: 01/19/2021


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by Michael Fry

On Sale: 01/19/2021


About the Book

From the best-selling author of the How to Be a Supervillain series comes this laugh-out-loud, heavily illustrated story of a shy boy, his best-friend-turned-ghost, and their bucket list of adventures and dares. Perfect for fans of the Timmy Failure and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Larry’s got a few problems. In school, he’s one of those kids who easily gets lost in the crowd. And Grimm, Larry’s best friend in the whole world, has ghosted him. Literally. One minute Grimm was saving a cat in a tree during a lightning storm, and the next, he’s pulling pranks on Larry in his new ghostly form.

When the two best friends realize that there’s something keeping Grimm tethered to their world, they decide that finishing their Totally To-Do bucket list is the perfect way to help Grimm with his unfinished business. Pulling hilarious pranks and shenanigans may be easier with a ghostly best friend, but as Larry and Grimm brave the scares of seventh grade, they realize that saying goodbye might just be the scariest part of middle school.  

Critical Praise

"This is a unique middle grade approach to the death of a friend that makes sense of loss through humor."—School Library Journal   "Fry (the How to Be a Supervillain series) balances a serious premise with a gleefully manic energy....Fry’s black-and-white linework—vibrant and just a little over-the-top—adds hilarity."—Publishers Weekly   "Fry’s comical pen-and-ink–style drawings add humor and charm....appealingly silly." —Kirkus    "Fry provides passages with an openly therapeutic focus and works in multiple side plots, but along with antic misadventures, comical line drawings, and droll punchlines aplenty, dishes up a pair of protagonists who, despite the fact that one is dead, were plainly made for each other." Booklist


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780358269618
  • ISBN 10: 035826961X
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 01/19/2021
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying

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