cover image Lizard


Dennis Covington, Dennis Convington. Laurel Leaf Library, $4.5 (208pp) ISBN 978-0-440-21490-8

A 13-year-old seizes a unique opportunity to break free of his unjust confinement in a retarded boys' school. PW praised the ``bold originality'' of this ``finely crafted first novel, . . . an intriguing cross between Candide and Huck le berry Finn .'' Ages 12-up. (Apr.)