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FRIENDSHIP WILL LEAD YOU HOME.

It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she ’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s house. It turns out she’s right.

Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn’t forget Livy, or her promise. He’s been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a closet like she told him to. He can’t remember who—or what—he is,where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Now it’s time to keep that promise.

Clue by clue, Livy and Bob will unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from, and discover the kind of magic that lasts forever.

Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, two masterminds of classic,middle-grade fiction come together to craft this magical story about the enduring power of friendship.

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About The Authors

Wendy Mass

Wendy Mass is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Candymakers series and many other novels for young readers, including the Schneider Family Book Award-winner A Mango-Shaped Space, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (which was made into a feature film), Every Soul a Star, Pi in the Sky, the Twice Upon a Time series, and the Willow Falls series that began with 11 Birthdays. She and her family live in New Jersey.

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REBECCA STEAD

Rebecca Stead is the New York Times-bestselling author of When You Reach Me, winner of the Newbery Medal; Liar & Spy; First Light; and Goodbye Stranger. Her work has been also been awarded the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. She lives in New York City with her family and their lazy but beautiful cat.

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Praise

Mass and Stead’s brilliant collaboration has produced a beautiful tale of friendship, love, and the magic of childhood. . . . A story that readers will eagerly embrace.
School Library Journal


Authors Mass and Stead team up for this irresistible tale of magic, mystery, and friendship that poses timeless questions about identity and belonging.
Publishers Weekly
"Stead, whose When You Reach Me won the Newbery Medal, and Mass, author of the beloved Willow Falls series, combine their considerable talents to create an unusual fantasy with simplicity, immediacy, and wit."
School Library Journal
"Pure enchantment."
The New York Times
"Magical."
The Wall Street Journal

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Brooklyn, NY
4/29
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5/4
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New York, NY
5/6
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Start A Bob Book Club!

Celebrate Bob by New York Times–bestselling authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead by bringing the story to life with this book club guide for readers.
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