Lost and Found (Hardcover)
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781416909859, 176pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2008
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/30/2008)
Paperback, Spanish (7/1/2010)
Paperback, Chinese (12/1/2009)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (2/1/2009)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (1/1/2009)
Although it's a drag to be constantly mistaken for each other, in truth, during those first days at a new school, there's nothing better than having a twin brother there with you. But on day one of sixth grade, Ray stays home sick, and Jay is on his own. No big deal. It's a pretty nice school, good kids, too. But Jay quickly discovers a major mistake: No one seems to know a thing about his brother. Ray's not on the attendance lists, doesn't have a locker, doesn't even have a student folder. Jay almost tells the school -- almost -- but then decides that this lost information could be very...useful. And fun.
As Ray and Jay exploit a clerical oversight, they each find new views on friendship, honesty, what it means to be a twin -- and what it means to be yourself. Entertaining, thought-provoking, and true-to-life, this clever novel is classic Andrew Clements times two: twins!
About the Author
Mark Elliott has a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He has illustrated a number of book covers, and his work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators and the Art Directors Guild. Mark lives on a sheep farm in the Hudson Valley region of New York.