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Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Author: Esta Spalding Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2017

The Fitzgerald-Trouts have a bit of luck at a summer carnival and it looks like they may at last have a place to call home. But as the siblings know, grown-ups ruin everything, and sure enough, Johnny Trout is back on the scene with a plot so sinister, the whole island is at risk. The siblings will have to use their wits, and rely on each other to save their home. Award-winning poet and screenwriter Esta Spalding's debut middle grade series transports readers to a marvelous place where children fend for themselves, and adults only get in the way. This extraordinary world is brought to vibrant life by Sydney Smith, the award-winning artist behind Sidewalk Flowers.

Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Author: Esta Spalding Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2017

"e;Witty, full of heart and genuinely fun to read...a wacky, lighthearted romp."e;--The New York Times Book ReviewWelcome to the further adventures of the plucky Fitzgerald-Trout siblings, who live on a tropical island where the grown-ups are useless, but the kids can drive.In this second installment, the delightfully self-reliant siblings continue their search for a home. This time, their pursuit will bring them face-to-face with a flood, illegal carnivorous plants, and the chance to win an extraordinary prize at a carnival. Will they finally find a place to call home?

Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Author: Esta Spalding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2017

Kim Fitzgerald-Trout took to driving with ease--as most children would if their parents would ever let them try. She had to. After all, she and her siblings live in a car. Meet the Fitzgerald-Trouts, a band of four loosely related children living together in a lush tropical island. They take care of themselves. They sleep in their car, bathe in the ocean, eat fish they catch and fruit they pick, and can drive anywhere they need to go--to the school, the laundromat, or the drive-in. If they put their minds to it, the Fitzgerald-Trouts can do anything. Even, they hope, find a real home. Award-winning poet and screenwriter Esta Spalding's exciting middle grade debut establishes a marvelous place where children fend for themselves, and adults only seem to ruin everything. This extraordinary world is brought to vibrant life by Sydney Smith, the celebrated artist behind Sidewalk Flowers.

Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Author: Esta Spalding Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/05/2016

The Fitzgerald-Trouts are four barely-related siblings living together in a small car on a lush tropical island. They are wonderfully self-reliant, but they are out-growing their small vehicle, and must band together to find a new home. A quick, delightful, and deeply resonant read, here is a beautifully imagined adventure where children live remarkable, independent lives despite some terrible grown-ups in their midst. These extraordinary siblings offer evidence that kids could get along just fine--they wouldn't even argue much with their siblings--if only grown ups left them alone.

Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Author: Esta Spalding Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

Kim Fitzgerald-Trout took to driving with ease--as most children would if their parents would ever let them try. She had to. After all, she and her siblings live in a car. Meet the Fitzgerald-Trouts, a band of four loosely related children living together in a lush tropical island. They take care of themselves. They sleep in their car, bathe in the ocean, eat fish they catch and fruit they pick, and can drive anywhere they need to go--to the school, the laundromat, or the drive-in. If they put their minds to it, the Fitzgerald-Trouts can do anything. Even, they hope, find a real home. Award-winning poet and screenwriter Esta Spalding's exciting middle grade debut establishes a marvelous place where children fend for themselves, and adults only seem to ruin everything. This extraordinary world is brought to vibrant life by Sydney Smith, the celebrated artist behind Sidewalk Flowers.

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