Spider Boy (Paperback)
Bobby loves spiders and is called "Spider Boy from Illinois" by a bully at his new school. At first Bobby's content with writing in his journal and caring for Thelma, his pet tarantula, but now he's stuck working on a school project with Lucky, another student. Bobby finds that Lucky's not bad for a girl, and things look even better when he sees a chance to get revenge on Chick Hall, the school bully. But Bobby's not ready for Chick's retaliation.
"In a story every bit as engaging as Fletcher's Fig Pudding . . . a seventhgrade
arachnophile and his beloved tarantula take some time adjusting to
a family move. . . . Creating and guiding a winning cast with a light, sure
hand, Fletcher puts a fine, fresh spin on a familiar premise." - Kirkus Reviews