The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau

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Max’s village is absolutely normal in every single way and on every single day—except Wednesday.
Most of the townsfolk shutter their windows and lock their doors to hide away from the many peculiar things that happen—things like cats getting stuck in the vacuum cleaner and birthday cakes meeting fiery and horrific ends. But Max is too curious for that, and so, breaking every rule in the village, he searches out the cause of all the Wednesday weirdness.
What he uncovers is a secret so devious—so dastardly and mischievous—that life as he knows it will never be the same. Max himself is not the same. Suddenly the mysterious little accidents so common on Wednesdays are happening to him on Thursdays, Fridays—even Saturdays!
What’s come over Max? And more importantly, is there any cure for a case of the Wednesdays?
Mystery, magic, mischief and monsters abound in this slightly fantastical story of a human kid who wants to stay that way.

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About Julie Bourbeau

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JULIE BOURBEAU has lived a life that is probably more adventurous than necessary. She has jumped out of airplanes, been swept out to sea, and was married on a Himalayan mountaintop by Tibetan monks. When she grew weary of a lifestyle that required so many vaccinations, she decided to become a writer so that her characters could continue her adventures while she stayed safe and warm. She still travels (just not as far), now in the company of her young son who, one way or another, inspires all of her tales. You can visit her at
Published August 14, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 258 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“Halfway up the steep slope of Mount Tibidabo was a very small village where very strange things happened…but only on Wednesdays.” Everyone in the village hides with curtains drawn and shutters closed on Wednesdays because that’s the day when appliances go on the fritz and bike tires mysteriously...

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Risking it, Max ventures outside, discovering that the wednesdays are a band of mischief-making, silver-eyed, implike creatures (Max also winds up with blue skin and smelling of garbage for his efforts).

Jun 25 2012 | Read Full Review of The Wednesdays

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the wednesdays come out early and are defeated!||My favorite part of the book is when Max stops the wednesdays and saves the town.

Nov 20 2012 | Read Full Review of The Wednesdays

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