Shortly after her mother’s death, ten-year-old Lemonade Liberty Witt moves from big city life in San Francisco to small town Willow Creek, the Bigfoot capital of the world, to live with the grandfather she’s never met. Soon Lem becomes the assistant of next-door neighbor Tobin Sky, self-appointed founder and president of Bigfoot Detectives, Inc. Throughout the summer, the two become true friends as they investigate the astonishingly high number of Bigfoot sightings in the residents’ yards and farms and the surrounding woods to surprising results. A funny tale of acceptance and friendship with a touch of mystery best for 3rd–5th graders.— Jennifer
The search for Bigfoot gets juicy in this funny and touching story that's perfect for fans of Kate DiCamillo's Flora & Ulysses and Katherine Applegate's Crenshaw
Lemonade Liberty Witt's mama always told her: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But Lem can't possibly make lemonade out of her new life in Willow Creek, California--the Bigfoot Capital of the World--where she's forced to live with a grandfather she's never met after her mother passes away. Then she meets eleven-year-old Tobin Sky, the CEO of Bigfoot Detectives Inc., who is the sole Bigfoot investigator for their small town. After he invites Lem to be his assistant for the summer, they set out on an epic adventure to capture a shot of the elusive beast on film. But along the way, Lem and Tobin end up discovering more than they ever could have imagined. And Lem realizes that maybe she can make lemonade out of her new life after all. "Melissa Savage's astoundingly good debut novel is packed with humor, mystery, friendship, family secrets, and even Bigfoot I think you'll love it, too." --Karen Cushman, Newbery Medalist for The Midwife's Apprentice
About the Author
Melissa D. Savage is a writer and a child and family therapist. Her desire to write purposeful, issue-driven books for young people, coupled with her interest in cryptozoology and the mystery of Bigfoot, inspired her to write Lemons. Melissa lives in Minneapolis. You can follow her on Twitter at @melissadsavage, and visit her at melissadsavage.com.