The Misfits

Welcome to Paintbrush Falls, home of Bobby, Joe, Addie, and Skeezie: the four best friends of the Misfits series whose “fast, funny, tender” (School Library Journal) stories have become iconic examples of the middle school experience, and inspired the nationwide No Name-Calling Week.

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The Complete Misfits Collection

All four of the Misfits books, the middle school series that inspired National No Name-Calling Week, are now available in a collectible boxed set.

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but names will break our spirit.

Welcome to Paintbrush Falls, home of the “Gang of Five”—four best friends whose “fast, funny, tender” (School Library Journal) stories are iconic examples of the middle school experience.

Join Bobby, Joe, Addie, and Skeezie at the Candy Kitchen in these four special books that have become favorites and classics for their smart, honest portrayal of all the ups and downs of middle school—and of growing up.

This boxed set includes The Misfits, Totally Joe, Addie on the Inside, and Also Known as Elvis.
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James Howe
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James Howe

James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including the modern classic Bunnicula and its highly popular sequels. In 2001, Howe published The Misfits, which was the inspiration for the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week (NoNameCallingWeek.org), an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually. There are three companion novels to The MisfitsTotally Joe (2005), Addie on the Inside (2011), and Also Known as Elvis (2014). Howe’s many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.

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