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    DescriptionLife in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who's away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where, according to legend, a monstrous half-beast boy roams the woods. . . . In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything.


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    Title
    The Kneebone Boy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ellen Potter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 282
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312674328
    ISBN 10: 0312674325
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: ADV
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
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    B&T General Subject: 216
    B&T Approval Code: X01820000
    BIC subject category V2: YXFM, YFCF
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013070
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV028000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013000
    LC classification: PZ7.P8518 KN 2011
    Publisher
    Square Fish
    Imprint name
    Square Fish
    Publication date
    20 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Ellen Potter is the author of books including "Slob," "Pish Posh," and "Olivia Kidney." With Anne Mazer she is also the author of "Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook." Potter grew up in a high-rise apartment building in New York City's Upper West Side, where she exercised her early creativity by making up stories about the neighbors she saw on the elevator. When she was 11 years old, she realized all the best books were written for people her age, and so she decided to become a children's book author. She studied creative writing at Binghamton University, and then worked many different jobs while continuing to write. She was a dog groomer, construction worker, art teacher, and waitress. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, son and a motley assortment of badly behaved animals.
    Review quote
    "The story is fresh, funny and surprising. The sibling dynamics--alternately testy and touching--are believable, as are the wonderfully odd characters from the hulking taxidermist Saint George to the ethereal Sultan of Juwi. A quirky charmer."--"Kirkus Reviews", Starred Review "Metafictional flourishes keep us amused and on our toes as Potter tackles some (at book's end) serious topics from a position both gothic-cheeky and compassionate."--"Horn Book Magazine" "Potter's voice is distinguished by sharp, humorous, and poignant observations. . . . Often laugh-out-loud funny, this tale quietly solves a deeper mystery: how to heal the hearts of this immensely likable trio."--"Publishers Weekly" "Dark, delicious, biting, sarcastic, arch, and smart. The story itself is smart--almost deceptively so--and with the many layers, I can easily see this appealing to middle school kids. . . . I shivered with the wonderful deliciousness of it all."--Elizabeth Burns, SLJ.com