Pond Scum by Alan Silberberg

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Oliver is the type of kid who enjoys pulling the wings off flies just to hear the little "snap." Needless to say, he's more friendly with his television than with other kids. Oliver's life takes a turn, though, when his mom gets a new job and moves the family to a small town. Worse, his mom has fallen in love with a rundown old house near a pond. But there's something weird about the house. It seems to be guarded by creatures from the pond-creatures who decidedly don't want the family move in.

About Alan Silberberg

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Alan Silberberg is a children's TV and film writer who has worked for Disney and Nickelodeon, among other major companies. Originally from the Boston area, he lives with his family in Montreal, Canada.
Published October 1, 2005 by Disney-Hyperion. 288 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After his parents divorce, Oliver is so filled with anger, pain and loneliness that he spends an inordinate amount of time watching TV or tearing the wings off insects.

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Oliver is also learning lots about his animal friends, coming to respect them and their way of life --- no more pulling the wings off of flies!

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