B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy)

By Jane Yolen; Adam Stemple
(Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525422389, 328pp.)

Publication Date: March 21, 2013

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Sammy Greenbergwould rather talk back to The Boyz--a gang of bullies at his school--and get his head stuck in the toilet than constantly be afraid. But when his friend Skink gets beaten up so badlythat he has to go to the hospital, Sammy thinks he may be in over his head.He decides to builda golem--a mythical protector from Jewish folklore, made of clay and animated by the ineffable nameof God. But this monster doesn't justprotect him and Skink from The Boyz, heis alsoagreatdrummer for their rock-jazz-klezmer fusion band But golems come with warnings. They will protect you until they don't.

About the Author
Jane Yolen is one of the most distinguished and successful authors for young readers and adults in the country. She is the author of more than 200 books--including "Briar Rose", "Sister Light, Sister Dark", "Owl Moon", and the immensely popular "The Devil's Arithmetic". Her books have won awards including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Jewish Book Award, and two Christopher Medals. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.

A working rock-and-roll guitarist in bands such as the Tim Malloys, Cats Laughing, and Boiled in Lead, Adam Stemple has collaborated with his mother Jane Yolen on several music books for children, including "The Laptime Song and Play Book" and "Hark! A Christmas Sampler".

Praise For B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy)

“It’s funny and scary and thrilling”--Kirkus

"Yolen and Stemple weave a magical coming-of-age story that addresses the themes of bullying, friendship, good versus evil, first crushes, and making good decisions."--Booklist

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