The Naked Mole-Rat Letters
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September 15, 2007 | $7.99

The Naked Mole-Rat Letters

by Mary Amato
eBook | Pages: 272
Size: 5-1/2 X 8-1/4 | USD: $7.99
ISBN: 9780823426805
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Age: 8-12 | Guided Reading Level: T
Themes: Family & Relationships, Friendship, Growing Up

About the Book

When her father begins a long-distance romance with a zookeeper from Washington, D.C., twelve-year-old Frankie loses it. She sends fabricated e-mails to the zookeeper in an attempt to sabotage the relationship. But when the zookeeper responds with wise and witty letters about protecting territory, shunning outsiders, and rebuilding a home, Frankie begins an honest and prickly correspondence that deals with family, friendship, and growing up.

Mary Amato is known for her comic middle grade novels, including EDGAR ALLAN’S OFFICIAL CRIME INVESTIGATION NOTEBOOK, THE WORD EATER and the Riot Brothers series. She writes, teaches tap dancing, and enjoys playing music in Maryland, where she lives with her husband and two sons.

AWARDS
  • Mark Twain Award Master List
  • Sequoyah Children’s Book Award Master List
  • Volunteer State Book Award Mast Reading List (Gr. 6-8)
  • William Allen White Children’s Book Award Master List (Gr. 6-8)
BONUS MATERIALS
Reader's Guide
Reader's Guide

NAKED MOLE RAT LETTERS, THE

Features questions for further discussion and a behing-the-scenes look at the novel with author Mary Amato.
★★★THE REVIEWS ARE IN!★★★

“Her nonstop, exponentially compounded missteps make a humdinger of a story. Admirers of Sharon Creech will sign right up for this one.”
—The Bulletin

“Middle-graders looking for a realistic summer read with laughs and a few misty-eyed moments won’t be disappointed.”
—Kirkus Reviews