The Odd Squad, Bully Bait

The Odd Squad, Bully Bait

By Michael Fry; Michael Fry (Illustrator)

Disney-Hyperion, Hardcover, 9781423169246, 224pp.

Publication Date: February 2013


Nick is the shortest seventh-grader in the history of the world (he's pretty sure), doesn't fit in with any groups or clubs (who needs 'em?), and spends more time inside than outside his locker (they're roomier than you'd think).

Things only get worse when a well-intentioned guidance counselor forces Nick to join the school's lamest club-along with fellow misfits Molly and Karl-in her quest to cure all three of their "peer allergies." What starts off as a reluctant band of hopeless oddballs morphs into an effective and empowered team ready to face whatever middle school throws at them, including bullies, awkward romance, zany adults, and a brave new world of surprising friendships.

Renowned cartoonist Michael Fry brings an unforgettable cast of characters to life in an illustrated novel brimming with honesty, humor, and heart.

About the Author

Michael Fry, called "Scotland's most controversial writer" by "The Herald", is the author of "The Dundas Despotism" and "The Scottish Empire". He served as Economics Correspondent and Brussels Correspondent for "The Scotsman", and for nearly twenty years has been a columnist and contributor to a variety of newspapers throughout Britain, Europe, and America. He has also stood as candidate for both the British and Scottish Parliaments. When not traveling, he lives in Edinburgh.