Not as We Know It

Not as We Know It

eBook - 2016
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For fans of David Almond's Skellig and Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls, here is a lyrical, atmospheric, and deeply emotional middle-grade novel with a touch of magical realism. Twins Jamie and Ned do everything together, from watching their favorite show, Star Trek, to riding their bikes, to beachcombing after a storm. But Ned is sick with cystic fibrosis, and he may someday leave Jamie behind. One day the boys find a strange animal on the beach: smooth flesh on one end, scales at the other, and short arms and legs with long webbed fingers and toes. Could it be a merman, like in the old stories Granddad tells? Together, the boys name the creature Leonard and decide to hide him in a tub in their garage. But . . . why is Leonard here? Jamie hopes he might bring some miracle that will stop his brother from going where he can no longer follow. But Ned, who grows closer to Leonard every day, doesn't seem to be getting any better. . . .
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9780553535112
Branch Call Number: e-book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Library2Go

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Jamie and Ned find a mysterious creature on the beach. They think it might be the miracle they need to help Jamie recover from his terminal illness. But it turns out the creature might bring more harm than good. A heartbreaking, beautiful story readers will never forget.


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