B.U.G. by Jane Yolen
(Big Ugly Guy)

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Sammy Greenberg would rather talk back to The Boyz--a gang of bullies at his school--and get his head stuck in the toilet than constantly be afraid. But when his friend Skink gets beaten up so badly that he has to go to the hospital, Sammy thinks he may be in over his head. He decides to build a golem--a mythical protector from Jewish folklore, made of clay and animated by the ineffable name of God. But this monster doesn't just protect him and Skink from The Boyz, he is also a great drummer for their rock-jazz-klezmer fusion band! But golems come with warnings. They will protect you until they don't.


 

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen (www.janeyolen.com) has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of American storytellers. She's written more than 300 books and has won numerous awards for her writing. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and Saint Andrews, Scotland.
 
Published March 21, 2013 by Dutton Children's. 353 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Jan 28 2013 | Read Full Review of B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy)

Gr 4–7—Sammy Greenburg, 13, is tired of feeling scared and alone, and of being beaten up and tormented by a gang of bullies known as the Boyz. When he meets a new student who shares his interest in music, he is thrilled to have someone to call a friend. His joy is short-lived, however, when Skink...

Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy)

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