Newbery Honor Award-winning author Mavis Jukes is back with a lovable new character named Carson. His father moves him to a new town in Northern California, where he'll be the new kid in class—friendless and alone, except for his beloved stuffed moose (named Moose, of course). As Carson settles into his new surroundings, a series of delightful mishaps start to occur: the class pet, a rat named Mr. Nibblenose, gets lost to surprising results; the culprit of a mysterious lunch theft might actually be something that's not human at all; and when his beloved Moose goes missing, Carson makes his first new non-stuffed-animal friend. Told with childlike charm and wit, The New Kid is perfect for newly independent readers.
About the Author
MAVIS JUKES is a mom, stepmom, teacher, and lawyer and the author of numerous books for children and teens, including the bestselling "It’ s A Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge "and "Growing Up: It’ s A Girl Thing, "as well as "I’ ll See You in My Dreams, Blackberries in the Dark, "and the Newbery Honor Book "Like Jake and Me." She lives and works with her husband, artist Robert Hudson, on a ranch in northern California.