Things Not Seen

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Things Not Seen

By Andrew Clements

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142400760, 251pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2004

Winner of American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award
Bobby Phillips is an average fifteen-year-old-boy. Until the morning he wakes up and can't see himself in the mirror. Not blind, not dreaming-Bobby is just plain invisible. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to Bobby's new condition; even his dad the physicist can't figure it out. For Bobby that means no school, no friends, no life. He's a missing person. Then he meets Alicia. She's blind, and Bobby can't resist talking to her, trusting her. But people are starting to wonder where Bobby is. Bobby knows that his invisibility could have dangerous consequences for his family and that time is running out. He has to find out how to be seen again-before it's too late.

About the Author
Andrew Clements is the author of several children's books. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature fromNorthwestern Universityand a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education fromNational Louis University, he worked as a teacher sharing his love of reading with elementary, middle, and high school students andstarted his literary career by writing songs. He has worked for several publishing companies where he published, acquired, edited, marketed, and developed quality children's books. His first novel was the award-winning"Frindle," which won sixteen state book awards, as well as theChristopher Award."

Praise For Things Not Seen

"A readable, thought-provoking tour de force, alive with stimulating ideas, hard choices, and young people discovering bright possibilities ahead. "-Kirkus Reviews