Spider Boy (novel)

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Spider Boy
AuthorRalph Fletcher
GenreYoung Adult
PublisherClarion Books
Publication date
1997-04-14
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages183
ISBN978-0395776063
OCLC35029741

Spider Boy is a young adult novel written by Ralph Fletcher, first published in 1997.

Plot summary[change | change source]

Bobby Ballenger is starting a new school far from his old home. He moved from Illinois to New Paltz, New York and his love of spiders has earned him the nickname of Spider Boy from Illinois. This was given to him by the class bully. His pet spider has not eaten since the family moved. Bobby keeps a journal where he records interesting facts about spiders. He then uses it to record his frustrations and thoughts about his new school.[1]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Broaddus, Karen (September 1, 2002). "Surprising the writer: Discovering details through research and reading". Language Arts: p23. ISSN 0360-9170. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)CS1 maint: extra text (link)

References[change | change source]

  • Watson, Elizabeth S (July/August 1997). "Spider Boy". Horn Book Magazine. Vol. 73 (Issue 4, ): p454-455. ISSN 0018-5078. Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: extra text (link)
  • Greenlee, Adele (July 1997). "Grades 5 & up: Fiction". School Library Journal. Vol. 43 (Issue 7): p93. ISSN 0362-8930.CS1 maint: extra text (link)

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