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A Boy Called BAT by Elana K. Arnold

A Boy Called BAT

For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises — some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter.

But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.

 

Behind the Book with Elana K. Arnold, Author of the BAT series

Meet the author: Elana K. Arnold

Elana K. Arnold is the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning young adult novels and children’s books, including the Printz Honor winner Damsel and the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of. Several of her books are Junior Library Guild selections and have appeared on many best book lists, including the Amelia Bloomer Project, a catalog of feminist titles for young readers. Elana teaches in Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program and lives in Southern California with her family and menagerie of pets. You can visit her online at www.elanakarnold.com.

 

 

 

Listen to the Story with our Local Celebrities

 

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Chapters 1 and 2: Read by Mrs. Vickie Fox, Librarian at St. Teresa of Avila School 

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Chapters 3,4 & 5 

Mayor of Red Deer, Tara Veer

Talk by Mayor Tara Veer
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Chapters 5 and 6: 

Read by Mrs. Kathleen Finnigan, Superintendent at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

Kathleen Finnigan, Superintendent of Schools
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Chapter 7: Read by Mrs. Fleming, School Counselor 

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Chapter 8: Read by Mr. Rob Maloughney, School Trustee with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

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Chapters 9 and 10: Read by Mr.Jamie Worthington, Big105 Radio Personality


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Chapters 11 and 12: Read by Lisa Bowes, Sports Commentator & Author

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Chapters 13 and 14: Read by Joe Whitbread, Announcer & Social Media Expert

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Chapter 15: Read by Ashley Hutchison, School Advisory Council Chair

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Chapter 16: Read by Tony the Tiger, School Mascot

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Chapter 17: Read by Mrs. Bowers, Grade 5 teacher

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Chapter 18: Read by Mr. Blaine Calkins, M.L.A.

Blaine Calkins : Member of Parliament for Red Deer - Lacombe :
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Chapters 19 & 20: Read by Mrs. Shelley Gaalaas, retired St. Teresa Principal

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Chapter 21: Read by Const. Turner, School Resource Officer

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Chapters 22 & 23: Read by Lisa "Longball", Peak Performance Keynote Speaker and Golf Celebrity

Test your drive against Lisa Longball at CBAA 2018's Hope Air Charity Golf  Tournament
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Chapter 24: Read by Mrs. Mauro, P.E. Teacher

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Chapters 25 & 26: Read by Mrs. Zimmerman, School Principal

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