A Werewolf Named Oliver James (Hardcover)

By Nicholas John Frith

Arthur A. Levine Books, 9781338254334, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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On his way home one moonlit night, a strange thing happens to Oliver James -- he unexpectedly turns into a werewolf! He can't believe it, it's so . . . AMAZING.

Suddenly, he can run super-fast, leap super-high, and lift trucks with his super-strength! But even werewolves need to be home in time for dinner and Oliver James races to make it back. There's only one problem: what on earth will his parents say when they see him?

About the Author

Nicholas John Frith is the author and illustrator of Hector and Hummingbird and Hello, Mr. Dodo!. He grew up in the Chiltern Hills in England and went to school just around the corner from the home of Roald Dahl. Having spent many years traveling the world, from Kuala Lumpur to Chile, Nicholas is now drawing from his experiences to create picture books that bring those places to life for young readers. He draws inspiration from anything and everything, but he particularly enjoys drawing food and animals, sometimes both at once. He lives and works on the coast of Dorset, England.

Praise For A Werewolf Named Oliver James

Praise for Hello, Mr. Dodo!:
“The story is altogether charming, and the pacing and comedic timing are spot-on. What's more, Frith's playful, vibrant illustrations are enormously appealing . . . Well suited for reading aloud, this bright, cheerful book is a winning choice for any picture book collection.” -- School Library Journal
“Frith paints with splashy tropical hues to create lush and energetic illustrations. The playful story and expressive artwork meld into a sweet tale of friendship, with just the right amount of whimsy.” -- Booklist

Praise for Hector and the Hummingbird:
“A terrific debut.” -- PW
“Marvelous screen-print-style illustration . . . Readers will connect with Hector's frustration over being pestered, and [be] won over by Hummingbird's enthusiastic take on friendship.” -- Booklist
“Visually stunning work . . . The tale is simple and universal, the setting is fresh, and it all works. Lovely.” -- Kirkus