Along Came Spider

Along Came Spider

By James Preller

Scholastic, Hardcover, 9780545032995, 131pp.

Publication Date: September 2008


Spider Stevens and Trey Cooper have lived next door to each other their entire lives. Their houses are on the odd-numbered side of Maple Street, which seems just about right.

Because, well, Trey Cooper is a little odd himself.

It didn't matter when they were little kids --- you know, way back in second grade. And it doesn't matter so much when they're at home on Maple Street. That's just Trey being Trey.

But it matters in the fifth grade.

The whole class thinks Trey is weird. Does that mean Spider has to turn his back on his oldest friend?

About the Author
James Preller is the author of the popular "Jigsaw Jones" mystery books, which have sold more than 10 million copies since 1998. He is also the author of "Bystander", named a 2009 Junior Library Guild Selection, "Six Innings", an ALA Notable Book, and "Mighty Casey", his own twist on the classic poem, "Casey at the Bat." In addition to writing full-time, Preller plays in a men's hardball league and coaches Little League. He compares coaching kids to "trying to hold the attention of a herd of earthworms." He lives in Delmar, New York with his wife, three children, cats and dog.