Query Letter #19
Name: Jared Larson
Title: I'm Here to Save Your Day: The Adventures of Bo Wolf
Genre: MG Adventure
Dear Ms. LaPolla,
Bo Wolf is not your average bully-slaying sixth grader. Sure, the other kids tease him about his arms looking like flexi-straws, and they tell him to go back to his home on Dweeb Island, but Bo doesn't care. With his mad fencing skills and soon-to-be ravishing good looks, he's convinced he's on the road to awesomeness.
After impressing a schoolyard gang by defeating their leader in a broomstick combat, Bo agrees to help them take on the meanest and ugliest bully known to middle school– Grendul– who's taken the playground jungle gym for his own.
However, when Bo puts the smack-down on Grendul, he finds a much more powerful adversary in the bully's mom, the school lunch lady. Angered by her precious son's defeat, the lunch lady, who's covertly a witch, plots to poison the entire school with her irresistible ginger snaps. But with the help of a spunky girl named Reagan, Bo discovers the diabolical plan.
In his attempt to stop her, Bo befriends a drocket (a dragon that shrinks to fit in your pocket), that’s been enslaved for years by the witch’s dark magic. Bo must face his self-doubt and with the help of the drocket, embark on a rescue mission to save the middle school from an imminent cafeteria-induced death.
Complete at 35,000 words, I'M HERE TO SAVE YOUR DAY: THE ADVENTURES OF BO WOLF is a middle grade retelling of Beowulf, set within the tumultuous battlefields of the middle school playground.
Sarah, I’m submitting to you because I’m confident my book will have a great home with you as its representation. I’m a follower of, Glass Cases, and the first five pages of this MS were posted on your site.
The full manuscript is available at your request.