Leaving the Bellweathers (Library Binding)

By Kristin Clark Venuti

EgmontUSA, 9781606840504, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2009



The young Bellweathers fourteen-year-old Spider, thirteen-year-old Ninda, and the ten-year-old triplets, Brick, Spike, and Sassy and their equally peculiar parents have brought constant chaos to the once-peaceful village of Eel-Smack-by-the-Bay. Still, no one has suffered more than their loyal butler, Benway, who has finally had enough. He is secretly writing his tell-all memoirs, packing his bags, and planning his move to a tropical location, Far, Far Away.But when the siblings discover Benway is preparing to leave their lighthouse home, they band together to prove how much he's needed, as only Bellweathers can. . . . Full of comic capers and close calls, an art heist and albino alligators, and good intentions gone wrong, Kristin Clark Venuti's hilarious debut novel introduces a new family that is absolutely unforgettable.

About the Author

Kristin Clark Venuti wrote on many things while growing up, including her father s prized dictionary, her mother s walls, and the family dog (with blueberry ink, of course). Now a children s-theater producer, scene painter, and two-time black belt, she lives with her husband, children, and their ink-free dog in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. "Leaving the Bellweathers" is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.leavingthebellweathers.com."