Kid vs. Squid (Hardcover)

By Greg van Eekhout

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781599906560, 240pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

List Price: 16.99*
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Summer 2010 Kids' Next List

“This is the perfect book for middle school boys and reluctant readers. The hysterical dialogue, bizarre sea creatures, and action packed fight scenes will latch on to the reader with tentacle-like suction! I dare you to read this book and not enjoy it!”
— Summer Moser, Summer's Stories, Kendallville, IN
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When a mysterious girl shows up at his uncle's seaside Museum of Curiosities, Thatcher's quiet summer job turns into an adventure. The girl is a princess of the lost city of Atlantis, whose people have been cursed to float at sea all winter and work the midway games and food stands on the boardwalk in the summer. Can Thatcher save them from a life of selling cotton candy? Or will he, too, succumb to the witch's curse?

About the Author

GREG VAN EEKHOUT is the author of the middle-grade novel Kid vs. Squid and the adult novel Norse Code. His last name is pronounced like this: van, as in the thing you drive, eek, as in, "Eek, killer robots are stomping the rutabagas!" and hout, like "out" with an h in front of it. The emphasis is on Eek: van