Sammy Greenberg would rather talk back to The Boyz–a gang of bullies at his school–and get his head stuck in the toilet than constantly be afraid. But when his friend Skink gets beaten up so badly that he has to go to the hospital, Sammy thinks he may be in over his head. He decides to build a golem–a mythical protector from Jewish folklore, made of clay and animated by the ineffable name of God. But this monster doesn’t just protect him and Skink from The Boyz, he is also a great drummer for their rock-jazz-klezmer fusion band! But golems come with warnings. They will protect you until they don’t.
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Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, Jane Yolen… More about Jane Yolen
Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers Mar 21, 2013| 328 Pages| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9781101593523