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Something Lumber This Way Comes


Jimmy-Main character of the book.

Bob-His friend.

Bosco-His dog. Also used as a dog’s name in Drive In.

Chester-His baby brother.

Mr. Nolan-Great flower garden in town.

Mrs. Crider-Pruned and planted trees constantly.

Mr. Schultz-Mowed sometimes twice a day.

Mrs. Bayer-Always raking and mulching.


A sick looking house appears in the neighborhood on Beaumont Street and the other houses start to look bad, too. Two boys discover the truth and set out to make everything right again.

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