is about to start the worst summer of his life. Not only does he have to spend
it spearing trash at Fairy Tale Place, the run-down amusement park his father
manages, but he’s also has to redo a school project, because he failed Creative
Arts. Who fails art? At least he’s got his best buddy Britt to keep him
company. Things even start to look up when his classmate, Juliana, joins the
park’s cast of costumed hosts as Cinderella. Maybe the summer won’t be so bad
after all. But then things start getting strange. Pets go missing, eerie
entries start appearing in Augie’s journal, and he sprouts hair in odd places.
Is this puberty? Or something more sinister? Augie can’t be turning into a
werewolf, can he? Augie is having a confusing summer and a friend’s sudden
disappearance only makes things worse. Augie’s world is changing too fast and
he doesn’t know if he’ll ever be the same again. Your young readers will laugh
and cry as Lane Smith’s first novel take readers through Augie’s often
hilarious, sometimes inexplicable, and definitely unforgettable summer. Ages 8-12. 288pp.