By Kate Klise

Feiwel & Friends, Hardcover, 9781250008428, 180pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2012


Benny's parents are splitting up. His mom leaves home after a fight about a mysterious splinter that is rumored to be part of an important relic. Benny's dad has always liked clutter, but now, he begins hoarding everything from pizza boxes to old motorcycle parts.

As his house grows more cluttered and his father grows more distant, Benny tries to sort out whether he can change anything at all. Meanwhile, a local teacher enters their quiet Missouri town in America's Most Charming Small Town contest, and the pressure is on to clean up the area, especially Benny's ramshackle of a house, before the out-of-town guests arrive.

About the Author
Kate KliseandM. Sarah Klisehave collaborated on numerousaward-winning middle-grade and picture-book projects, including Regarding the Fountain and 43 Old Cemetery Road series. Kate lives in Norwood, Missouri. She visits more than seventy school classrooms a year. Sarah Klise lives in Berkeley, California. Visitwww.kateandsarahklise.comandwww.threeringrascals.comfor more information. (By the way, Klise rhymes with mice.)

Praise For Homesick

"...satisfying..."--Publishers Weekly

"It’s Benny’s quandary that really makes the book come alive." -- BCCB

This is a valid addition due to the author’s popularity and to add collection depth on mental illness." -- School Library Journal