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One Small Hop

By Madelyn Rosenberg   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338565614 Hardcover
256 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338565638 Ebook
256 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Perfect for fans of Carl Hiaasen's classic Hoot, this humorous adventure story set in a not-so-distant future celebrates the important differences we can make with small, brave acts.

When Ahab and his friends find a bullfrog in their town — a real, live bullfrog, possibly the last bullfrog in North America — they have several options: A. Report it to the Environmental Police Force. Too bad everyone knows the agency is a joke. B. Leave it be. They're just a bunch of kids — what if they hurt it by moving it? C. Find another real, live bullfrog on the black market. Convince their parents to let them bike to Canada. Introduce the two frogs. Save all of frogkind. Ahab convinces the rest of the group that C is their only real option. Because if they don't save this frog, who will? Their quest, which will involve fake ice cream, real frog spawn, and some very close calls, teaches Ahab that hope is always the logical choice and that science is always better with friends. With humor and empathy, acclaimed author Madelyn Rosenberg builds an all-too-imaginable future ravaged by climate change, where one kid can still lean on his friends and dream up a better tomorrow.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Not Your All-American Girl:

"A nearly pitch-perfect middle school exploration of race and friendship." — Kirkus Reviews

"Lauren’s story is a sensitive and realistic portrayal of a girl who struggles to find her place in a community where very few people look like her… this is a funny, tender, quick-moving story of family, friendship, identity, and music." — School Library Journal

"While focusing on serious themes (racism and prejudice), the overall tone remains light, and several scenes (including Lauren's disastrous attempt to lighten her black hair, resulting in orange stripes) will elicit laughter." — Booklist