Third-grader Gavin and his friends aren’t sure what to make of the new boy in their class, Khufu. He sure doesn’t look or act like the other kids . . . and they suspect that he stole Gavin’s bike! Meanwhile, Gavin’s Great-Aunt Myrtle is coming to stay with his family again, and Gavin is sure she’ll be teaming up with his big sister to boss him around the whole time.
Offering spot-on storytelling, relatable characters and situations, and plenty of action, this gently humorous story about a diverse group of elementary-schoolers shows that even someone who seems strange can turn out to be a good friend, if you give them a chance.
- Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Readers / Chapter Books
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Bullying
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Peer Pressure
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