cover image THE JANITOR'S BOY


Andrew Clements, . . S&S/Aladdin, $4.99 (160pp) ISBN 978-0-689-83585-8

In a starred review, PW said that Clements "effectively draws a parallel" between Jack getting to know his janitor father, John, and John's relationship with his own father. "The author's uncanny ability to capture the fragile transformation from child to adolescent and its impact on family relationships informs every aspect of the novel." Ages 8-12. (Sept.)