Always October

Always October

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From Bruce Coville, the master of tween comic suspense, comes a tale of monsters, the bond between brothers, and saving the world.

Jake's baby brother, LD, may be a monster (complete with fangs and fur!), but together with his best friend, Lily, Jake isn't going to let anything happen to that baby. Even if it turns out LD may be the key to saving the world--or destroying it. Soon Jake and Lily are on a perilous quest through Always October, a land populated with monsters.

Perfect for fans of Bruce Coville's beloved books, such as Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, the Unicorn Chronicles series, and My Teacher Is an Alien series.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, 2012.
ISBN: 9780060890957
Branch Call Number: J COV


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BPLNextBestKids Dec 21, 2012

Jake (whose father disappeared without a trace two years earlier) and Weird Lily (whose parents didn’t want her and who lives with her grandfather who runs a cemetery) are both in Grade 6 and are best friends. One night a baby is left on Jake’s doorstep and his mother decides to keep it. Jake discovers he likes being a big brother but on the night of a full moon when he is baby sitting he is horrified to find that the baby has turned into a monster. With Lily’s help he reverses the spell but he knows the transformation will occur again. The second full moon grown up monsters appear to take the baby and Jake, Lily, Lily’s grandfather and Jake’s neighbour , Mrs. McSweeney, find themselves in Always October, the home of the monsters. They must find their way home at the same time as they protect the baby and this leads to an exciting adventure. Reviewed by BPL volunteer EE.

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Jun 29, 2015

kellykelly thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12


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