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Josh Anvil and the Cypress Door by Bruce Arrington
Josh Anvil and the Cypress Door by Bruce Arrington
This middle school/young adult fantasy story revolves around Josh, a fourteen year old boy living in contemporary Louisiana, USA. He hates school, likes telling stories and loves the swamp surrounding his home. He also likes taking chances, often endangering his life and others' lives throughout the book. His dyslexia makes him feel like a freak, influencing some of his decisions to rebel, especially at school.

In late summer, he gains special powers from aliens he encounters while canoeing in the swamp. He's then able to create any living thing, plant or animal, which he discovers after telling some fantastical stories. Giant spiders, flying dragons, beautiful girls, a living… Read more