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    The Bolds
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    Series: The Bolds
    ISBN-13: 978-1-5124-8174-7
    AR Quiz #: 181024
    AR Points: 3.00
    ATOS Level: 5.10
    Guided Reading: R
    Lexile Level: 730
    SRC Reading Level: 5.5
    Pages: 272
    Trim Size: 4 61/64 x 7 51/64
    Dewey: 823.92
    Reading Grade Level: 3
    Interest Grade Level: 3-6
    Ages: 8-12
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    List Price : $6.99

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    DESCRIPTION Julian Clary
    The Bold family seems fairly normal: they live in a nice house, the parents have good jobs, and they all love to have fun. One slight difference: they're hyenas. That's right—they're covered in fur, have tails tucked into their clothes, and really, really like to laugh.

    For years, the Bolds have kept their true identities under wraps. But now the neighbors are getting suspicious, and the Bolds are getting homesick. During a trip to the local wildlife park, they meet an old hyena who is going to be put down, and the Bolds have to act fast to save him—without revealing their secret!

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    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
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    Book Features
    Author Biography, Black-and-White Illustrations, Illustrator Biography, Original Artwork
    Awards for this Title
    Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Books of the Year
    New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
    Shelf Awareness 10 Best Books of the Year
    Teacher Magazine 50 Sensational Books of Summer
    Starred Reviews
    Shelf Awareness
    "Middle-graders will revel in the low-brow silliness, with delightful illustrations of the joyful, sharp-toothed hyena family by British artist David Roberts. The Bolds is not pure frivolity, it's also a celebration of ingenuity, tolerance, untiring good humor and big hyena hearts."—starred, Shelf Awareness
    Kirkus Reviews
    "[T]he book's hilarious plot and abundant illustrations make it a top choice for reluctant readers. . . . Wildly original and very funny."—starred, Kirkus Reviews
    Other Reviews
    Booklist Online
    "In its quirky, unique way, this explores themes of family and what constitutes human nature. Filled with jokes . . . this entertaining tale will make readers chortle. A good choice for reluctant readers and fans of Captain Underpants."—Booklist Online
    School Library Journal
    "This fast-paced read . . . [has] enough wacky situations and outright jokes . . . to engage reluctant readers. . . . Underscoring the slapstick appeal is a message about understanding others' differences. . . . Fans of Roald Dahl will find much to appreciate here."—School Library Journal