Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them. Could the Madman of Piney Woods be real?
In a tale brimming with intrigue and adventure, Christopher Paul Curtis returns to the vibrant world he brought to life in Elijah of Buxton. Here is another novel that will break your heart -- and expand it, too.
This critically acclaimed story by National Book Award finalist Christopher Paul Curtis joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes extra bonus content!
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Praise for The Madman of Piney Woods:
* "Humor and tragedy are often intertwined, and readers will find themselves sobbing and chuckling, sometimes in the same scene." -Kirkus, Starred Review
*". . . a delight, featuring the author's obvious love for his characters, his skillful use of sentiment, and his often hyperbolic humor . . ." -Booklist, Starred Review
"Heady stuff. Funny stuff. Smart stuff. Good stuff. Better get your hands on this stuff." -School Library Journal