The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher
Meet the Fletchers: four boys, two dads, and one new neighbor who just might ruin everything.

Sam, age 12
Mostly interested in soccer. And food. And his phone.

Jax, age 10
Psyched for fourth grade. Thinks the new neighbor stinks, and not just because of the skunk.

Eli, age 10 (but younger than Jax)
Delighted to be starting this year at the Pinnacle School, where everyone’s “the smart kid.”

Frog (not his real name), age 6
Wants his new friends at kindergarten to save a seat for his invisible cheetah.

The start of the school year is not going as hoped for the Fletcher brothers. Their miserable new neighbor, Mr. Nelson, complains about everything. Even worse, each boy finds his plans for school success veering off in unexpected directions. As the year continues, the boys learn the hard and often hilarious lesson that sometimes what you least expect is what you come to care about the most.

From camping trips to scary tales told in the dark, from new schools to old friends, from imaginary cheetahs to very real skunks, the Fletchers’ school year—as always—is anything but boring.

Awards & Other Cool Things

-ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Middle Reader
-American Booksellers Association Summer/Fall “Indies Introduce New Voices” selection
-NPR’s Best Books of 2014 list
-A Junior Library Guild selection
-ABC Best Books for Children 2014
-Bank Street’s Best Books List
-2015 CCBC Choices list
-Nominated for multiple State Book Award Lists (VT, RI, IL, HI, WA, ME, CT, MA, NJ)



Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House
ISBN: 9780385376556
July 2014