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Marvin and the Moths

By Matthew Holm   and Jonathan Follett   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545876742 Hardcover
352 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Matthew Holm, the Eisner Award–winning co-creator of Babymouse, teams with his childhood best friend for a hilarious prose debut.

Middle school is off to a rocky start for Marvin Watson. Doomed to misfit status, his only friends are a girl with major orthodontics, the smelliest boy in school, and the trio of sarcastic man-sized moths that live in his attic.

No one said middle school would be easy! Also, no one said that Marvin’s town would be threatened by mutant bugs, including a very hungry, Shakespeare-quoting spider. But life in the suburbs is full of surprises. Will Marvin be the one to unravel the mystery behind the mutants and save the town? Or will he be too busy with the real threat: his first school dance?!

This hilarious send-up of middle school has the humour of James Patterson’s I Funny, the underdog hero of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the zany action of NERDS... and features illustrations by co-author Matthew Holm, New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Babymouse series and Sunny Side Up.

Plus: talking moths!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Sunny Side Up

*  "A humorous yet emotional story with a memorable protagonist." —School Library Journal, starred review

* "Funny, poignant, and reassuringly upbeat by the end but free of glib platitudes or easy answers." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Matthew Holm’s loose, less-is-more cartooning is easy to read and expressive." —Horn Book, starred review