Summerlings - Lisa Howorth - Thorndike - 978-1432870959
Thorndike Press


  • Lisa Howorth
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  • ISBN-10: 1432870955
  • ISBN-13: 9781432870959
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs ( .50 kgs)
  • 324 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2019



It's the summer of 1959. For the families who live on Connors Lane in Washington DC, life is still defined by what one did during WWII. Behind each door lives a possible spy or Nazi sympathizer. But it is also the summer of an inexplicable spider infestation — surely evidence of "insect warfare" by the Russians, thinks our young narrator John, and his best friends, Ivan and Max. When a rare, scorpion-like vinegaroon is discovered and sequestered for museum study, the boys, along with their tomboy accomplice, Beatriz, hatch a risky midnight plan to steal the venomous creature for their own devious purposes. What happens next will change John's life forever.