The dead body found in the river has nothing to do with Todd. Sure, a murder is big news, but what would really interest him? A paying job. Then he meets Rat, who?s already been to Vietnam. And when he offers Todd a gig at the drive-in theater, Todd takes it. But hanging out with Rat leads to a host of perplexing questions. More and more, that corpse from the river is on Todd?s mind, and no matter how he shifts the pieces around, Rat is always part of the puzzle.
About the Author
Tedd Arnold is the author of such children's classics as No Jumping on the Bed! and No More Water in the Tub! He has published more than 50 books as author and illustrator. He has received The Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for I Spy Fly Guy and has won The Edgar Award for his Young Adult Novel, Rat Life.
“Realistically and sensitively written as Todd’s own manuscript, this entertaining and thoughtful account is an absorbing snapshot of early 1970s life, as well as fast-paced coming-of-age fare that should appeal to young male readers.”—Kirkus Reviews