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Fiction Ages 8-12
Pages: 128
Themes: growing up, identity, family, belonging, shape-shifting, werewolves, fantasy
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: 01/02/2015
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On the night of her thirteenth birthday, Kate is supposed to become a werewolf. But when she hears the moon calling, “Whoooo” near her family’s backwoods cabin, it sounds more like “Whoooo?” as in, “Who are you?” So instead of howling back, Kate does what she’s always wanted to do: she quacks.

Kate’s family struggles to understand her new full-moon form while making room in their camp for some edgy new werewolves in town who have a mysterious past. And to make matters even hairier, there’s a strange reporter lurking around who thinks he might’ve heard a howl or two.

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