The Bolds
The Bolds (Fiction - Middle Grade)
The Bolds
David Roberts, Julian Clary
A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year 2016The Bold family seems fairly normal: they live in a nice house, the parents have good jobs, and they all love to have fun. One slight difference: they're hyenas. That's right they're covered in fur, have tails tucked into their clothes, and really, really like to laugh.For years, the Bolds have kept their true identities under wraps. But now the neighbors are getting suspicious, and the Bolds are getting homesick. During a trip to the local wildlife park, they meet an old hyena who is going to be put down, and the Bolds have to act fast to save him without revealing their secret!

Book Details


  • Humor

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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The Bolds by Julian Clary is the story of a family of hyenas who pose as a human family because they think it will be fun. The Bolds try to fit in with the humans, and are so convincing that the humans around them do not know that the Bolds are hyenas. The Bolds are afraid that if the humans ever find out, they will be caught by animal control and be sent away. When they meet a pack of wild hyenas the Bolds realize the other hyenas are in trouble. They want to help, but can they without reavealing their secret to the world? 

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