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Katfish

The Creature from My Closet (Volume 4)

Obert Skye

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Rob Burnside’s life is in ruins. After his escapades with Pinocula and his resulting outrageous lies, everyone is fed up with him. In this Creature from My Closet book by Obert Skye, Rob needs help. And his science laboratory closet is there to give him a hand. Meet Katfish, a mashup of Katniss from the Hunger Games and the Little Mermaid. This girl is strong as nails and sports a tail.

Everyone at Rob's school is excited about an upcoming riff on the Hunger Games created by Principal Smelt: the Fun-ger Games. Rob is less excited because the principal and his mom have roped him into participating. But Katfish is sticking around to help Rob out with girl advice, Fun-ger Games tips, and how to get people to stop hating him. What could go wrong?

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CHAPTER 1

MESS

 

I know, I know—I blew it. Seriously, my life has become the kind of sticky mess that other sticky messes probably gross out about.

Most of the people in my life won’t even talk to me at the moment or acknowledge that I exist.

Sadly, being so disliked doesn’t mean I can stop writing down or doodling what I’m going through. I would love to be buried by a big pile of leaves or blankets and left alone for the rest of my life, but there are things I have to do.

I used to have no interest in books, and I definitely had

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REVIEWS

Praise for Katfish

Praise for Wonkenstein:

"Quite funny and has a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. . . . The idea of a hybrid Willy Wonka/Frankenstein character is original and hilarious." —School Library Journal

"Highly amusing new series starter. . . . Skye gives Rob a self-deprecating charm and highlights the pleasures of books both subtly and effectively." —Booklist

"Filled with spot-on commentary and a wince-inducing supporting cast, middle grade guys won’t be able to keep Wonkenstein to themselves. . . . This pitch-perfect offering should appeal to reluctant readers, not to mention the legion Wimpy Kid fans." —Shelf Awareness

 

Praise for Potterwookiee:

"Skye captures all the silly action in the winning text-plus-cartoons format. . . . Rob’s dry commentary on his family, school, and social life is sure to provoke laughs." —Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Obert Skye

  • Obert Skye is the author and illustrator of the Creature from My Closet series: Wonkenstein, Potterwookiee, and Pinocula. He has also written the bestselling children’s fantasy adventure series Leven Thumps and the Pillage trilogy.
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Katfish

The Creature from My Closet

Obert Skye

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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