By Pat Schmatz
(Carolrhoda Books, Hardcover, 9780822586579, 192pp.)

Publication Date: September 2008

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Back in grade school, Maxie and Rick were best friends. Rick would design crazy inventions, and Maxie, the artistic one, would draw them. Then something terrible happened to Rick, and he vanished from her school and her life. Years later, he shows up at Maxie's high school. In some ways he's the same person she once knew. But in other ways - frightening ones - he's very, very different . . .

About the Author
Pat Schmatz is the author of Bluefish, which garnered three starred reviews. In one, School Library Journal said the book has all the hallmarks of a classic and is packed with memorable and believable characters and powered by the prospect of redemption. About Lizard Radio, the author says, I keep a notepad with sketches and ideas and one day, a lonely lizard wearing headphones came out of my pencil. The young lizard was desperate to pick up a signal and from that moment on, so was I. When I tuned in, I found this story. Pat Schmatz lives in Wisconsin.
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