A Friendly Town That's Almost Always by the Ocean! (Secrets of Topsea #1) (Hardcover)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781368000055, 208pp.
Publication Date: April 17, 2018
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New kid Davy definitely thinks Topsea is strange. His mom keeps saying they'll get used to life in their new town-it's just the way things are on the coast! But after his first day at Topsea School, Davy finds himself wondering: Why is his locker all the way at the bottom of the school swimming pool? Why can't anyone remember his name? (It's Davy!) And why does everyone act like all of this is normal?!
Through newspaper articles, stories, surveys, notifications, and more, follow Davy and the rest of Ms. Grimalkin's fifth grade class through the weird world of Topsea. (Whatever you do, don't make eye contact with the rubber ducks.)
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Praise For A Friendly Town That's Almost Always by the Ocean! (Secrets of Topsea #1)…
"In the style of Louis Sachar's Sideways Stories from Wayside School, this first title in the Secrets of Topsea series is replete with wittiness and absurdity, but a deeper look reveals universal themes of struggling to fit in, fearing new things, and coping with loss... Their inclusion, along with a diverse representation of families and social groups, make this story a gateway for children to see themselves and to feel seen."—Publishers Weekly
"A deft mix of chills and chuckles."—Kirkus Reviews