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Macmillan Publishers

Return to Augie Hobble
By (author): Lane Smith
9781626720541 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories May 05, 2015 Print Run: 75000
$19.50 CAD
Unknown 6.38 x 7.43 x 1.06 in 288 pages Black and white illustrations Roaring Brook Press
Kansas State Reading Circle 2016, Long-listed
Augie Hobble lives in a fairy tale—or at least Fairy Tale Place, the down-on-its-luck amusement park managed by his father. Yet his life is turning into a nightmare: he's failed creative arts and has to take summer school, the girl he has a crush on won't acknowledge him, and Hogg Wills and the school bullies won't leave him alone. Worse, a succession of mysterious, possibly paranormal, events have him convinced that he's turning into a werewolf. At least Augie has his notebook and his best friend Britt to confide in—until the unthinkable happens and Augie's life is turned upside down, and those mysterious, possibly paranormal, events take on a different meaning.

Lane Smith is a four-time recipient of theNew York Times Best Illustrated Book award and a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient, most recently forGrandpa Green. He is the author and illustrator ofAbe Lincoln's Dream andIt's a Book, which has been translated into more than twenty languages, among many other books.

- Pre-Publication Buzz Marketing Campaign with Early Galley Distribution
- Select Author Appearances
- Promotion at San Diego ComicCon (2015) and Regional Trade Shows
- Major National Media Campaign
- Pre-Publication Trade & Major National Consumer Advertising Campaign
- Extensive Digital Marketing & Social Media Campaign
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- Major School & Library Marketing Campaign

“Does an impeccable job of introducing heartbreak while keeping the mood light.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Great fun, with hardly a trope or theme left unspun.” —Kirkus, starred review

“Smith huffs and puffs and blows the roof off his first novel. . . Bravo!” —Booklist, starred review

“Like the late comic master Terry Pratchett, Smith knows how to make profound points lightly as he holds a funhouse mirror to the larger world.” —The Washington Post

“An emotionally resonant reflection on friendship and loss.” —BCCB

“This unusual, ultimately exultant story is tinged with the supernatural and heartbreaking at its core.” —The Wall Street Journal

“The incomparable Lane Smith stomps triumphantly into the middle school playground with his first novel.” —The New York Times Book Review

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