The Wednesdays (Library Binding)

By Julie Bourbeau, Jason Beene (Illustrator)
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July 2012 Indie Next List

“If you think Mondays are bad, you should experience a Wednesday in the little town halfway up Mt. Tibadabo. While most of the villagers shutter up their homes and hunker down to avoid the bad luck that always seems present on Wednesdays, 10-year-old Max can't resist the urge to peek out the window to see what's happening. Unfortunately, he catches a case of the Wednesdays and has to use all of his cleverness to try to save himself and his family from the danger he has unleashed. A great, fun read!”
— Rachel Dunham, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA


Mystery, magic, mischief and monsters abound in this slightly fantastical story of a human kid who wants to stay that way. Perfect for fans of Ransom Riggs and Maryrose Wood.
Max's village is absolutely normal in every single way and on every single day "except Wednesday." Most of the townsfolk shutter their windows and lock their doors to hide away from the many peculiar things that happen things like cats getting stuck in the vacuum cleaner and birthday cakes meeting fiery and horrific ends. But Max is too curious for that, and so, breaking every rule in the village, he searches out the cause of all the Wednesday weirdness.
What he uncovers is a secret so devious so dastardly and mischievous that life as he knows it will never be the same. Max himself is not the same. Suddenly the mysterious little accidents so common on Wednesdays are happening to him on Thursdays, Fridays even Saturdays What's come over Max? And more importantly, is there any cure for a case of the Wednesdays?

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Jason Beene lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the illustrator of "Sophie Simon Solves Them All", "The Wednesdays", " Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles", and "Operation Fireball".
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375968907
ISBN-10: 0375968903
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 14th, 2012
Pages: 249
Language: English