The Season of Styx Malone

By Kekla Magoon,

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A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR BOOK AND THE WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE HORN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION!

"Extraordinary friendships . . . extraordinary storytelling." --Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-Winning author of One Crazy Summer

Meet Caleb and Bobby Gene, two brothers embarking on a madcap,…

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Have you ever dreamed of being someone and somewhere else? I remember being a kid in the summertime when the hot summer in Omaha, Nebraska felt sooooo long and there was nothing to do. Styx Malone (foster child & the cool kid) and brothers Caleb and Bobby Gene are feeling that angst too. To make life more exciting, they concoct a plan to exchange one small thing for something better until they achieve their “wildest dreams” (motorbike). Sometimes it’s the baby sister that’s exchanged for fireworks (I mean, that’s pretty funny, but don’t worry, the baby sister is given back…

From Amy's list on with three best friends.

Caleb doesn’t want to be ordinary. When he and his brother Bobby meet an older adventurous boy named Styx, Caleb is eager to be part of his schemes, while Bobby is more cautious. Funny and exciting, this book helps kids consider peer pressure and what it means to be a true friend. Aimed at ages 8-12.

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