Author(s): Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
Livy can't remember her first visit to her grandmother's house all the way across the world in Australia, though she does seem to recall a 'wrong chicken' and something unusual about a black chess piece.She definitely doesn't remember the strange little creature she finds in the wardrobe. His name is Bob, and he's been waiting for her to come back for more than five years - that's a very long time to sit in the dark.Livy and Bob piece together the mystery of who Bob is, and a beautiful friendship unfolds. Now Livy must help Bob find his way home.Bob is a tender and engaging story for young readers about loyalty and the power of imagination, set in an Australian country town.
'Realistic and compassionate...This is a layered, textured read, and adds to Rebecca Stead's growing list of consistently high quality novels. Highly recommended.' * Reading Time * `It is the true gift of the storyteller to take such age-old themes and issues and shine a light on them in such a way that it appears brand new.' * Magpies on Liar & Spy * A wonderful story, beautifully and realistically imagined but with a deft touch full of empathy and humour.' * Readings on Goodbye Stranger * `Rebecca Stead owns my heart, I swear. Her books just make me happy down to my toes.' * Alpha Reader on Goodbye Stranger *
Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels for young readers including The Candymakers. Wendy lives in New Jersey. Rebecca Stead is the author of four books for children including the Newbery Award winner When You Reach Me. Rebecca lives in New York.