(2) 4-6 Illustrated by Nicholas Gannon. While visiting her grandmother in Australia, ten-year-old Livy rediscovers a weird, green, diminutive creature--Bob--and vows to help figure out who Bob is and how she'd forgotten him. Chapters alternate between Livy's and Bob's perspectives. The text is filled with warmth and humor, and occasional interspersed illustrations, monochromatic and golden-brown, provide an old-timey feel. Friendship, family, and ruminations on home--plus some magic--should appeal to creature-fantasy fans.


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