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Me and Marvin Gardens

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  • Item #: NTS587074
  • ISBN13: 9780545870740
  • Format: Hardcover Book
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Weight (lbs):0.5
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  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Lexile® Measure: 670LL
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Description

The first middle-grade novel from YA superstar Amy Sarig (A.S.) King is a boy-meets-animal story like no other.

Obe Devlin has problems. His family's farmland has been taken over by developers. His best friend Tommy abandoned him for the development kids. And he keeps getting nosebleeds, because of that thing he doesn't like to talk about. So Obe hangs out at the creek by his house, in the last wild patch left, picking up litter and looking for animal tracks.

One day, he sees a creature that looks kind of like a large dog, or maybe a small boar. And as he watches it, he realizes it eats plastic. Only plastic. Water bottles, shopping bags . . . No one has ever seen a creature like this before, because there's never been a creature like this before. The animal -- Marvin Gardens -- soon becomes Obe's best friend and biggest secret. But to keep him safe from the developers and Tommy and his friends, Obe must make a decision that might change everything.

In her most personal novel yet, Printz Honor Award winner Amy Sarig King tells the story of a friendship that could actually save the world.

Contributor:

Amy Sarig King has published many critically acclaimed young adult novels under the name A.S. King, including Please Ignore Vera Dietz, which won a Michael L. Printz Honor, and Ask the Passengers, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children and teaches writing at the Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe MFA program. Visit her website at as-king.com and follow her on Twitter at @AS_King.

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