In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal for The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.
Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There’s no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, he’s outspoken, and he’s imaginary. He has come back into Jackson’s life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?
Inspired by Crenshaw, bookstores across the country are teaming up with food pantries to collect items for children in need. Drop off your donation for Manna Food Bank at Spellbound anytime
during October. Just look for the big donation box next to the sales counter. We have stickers for those who donate, as well as a limited number of bookplates signed by Katherine Applegate to give away with purchases of Crenshaw.
We’ll report back to you in November about how much food was collected. Plus: the bookstore collecting the most food items in October could win a visit from the author! So if you’d like to help fight childhood hunger and help bring a brilliant, award-winning author to your community, get started cleaning out that pantry!