Hiss-s-s-s! (Hardcover)

By Eric A. Kimmel

Holiday House, 9780823424153, 154pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2012



Omar wants a snake more than anything, but his mom
is unenthusiastic to say the least. However, the family
manages to strike a compromise: Omar can get a corn
snake; but the pet, which he names Arrow, must stay
inside Omar's room, where his mom will not have to set
eyes on it. So when Arrow escapes, Omar has got to
keep his family from finding out. But with an inquisitive
little sister, and parents mindful of odd behavior, Omar
is having a time of it. When Arrow makes a surprise
appearance, it couldn't be at a worse moment--yet the
incident becomes a catalyst for Omar to gain a new
understanding of his mother and her childhood in
war-torn Lebanon.