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Detroit Lakes Public Library J SAV (Text) 33500013187794 New Available -
Fertile Public Library J SAV (Text) 33500013187786 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525645672
  • ISBN: 0525645675
  • ISBN: 9780525645689
  • ISBN: 0525645683
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2020]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Banana famous -- What's so wrong with Disney world? -- A legit haunted fortress -- Do not mess with the undead -- Devil's food and a skeleton key -- Evil spirit patrol -- A dapper Quigley -- Tidbits aplenty -- A wicked mare -- Orange possibilities -- Making trax with Dax -- A force to be reckoned with -- Famous fish and furry tuna -- Loch watchers on the record -- A haggis hunger strike -- A top-secret bobble -- On salami...neutralized -- A pooping goose and a blue Subaru -- There's no such thing as a pooping goose -- Pudding-hold the meat -- A top-secret odyssey and a wee boat -- Six acorns and shaggy cattle -- A secret agent mission -- Butler and salt and a whole lot of pop -- Subterranean snooze button -- Thank God for Youtube -- Making the impossible possible -- The hummingbird Helix combo -- The no-good three bears -- Scrummy and tidy and barry, oh my! -- One pocketed Kit Kat bar -- Stuck in the Ozone -- Boiled-noodle stink -- A one-way ticket to Tennyson -- Godey grilled cheese with a side of story -- Declassified ... big-time -- Wings -- IPX5 waterproof rating -- Off the radar -- Cool blue with whipped-cream clouds -- Nessie juggernaut -- A search for the end -- A banana and a VW van -- A bobbing banana -- A popping banana -- Albert Tod -- One last orange possibility -- A debut podcast -- A kit kat bar and a double-lipper -- Bringing Scotland home to Denver.
Summary, etc.:
Twelve-year-old Ru reluctantly joins her parents in Scotland for the summer, where she and new friends Dax and Hammy Beans search for the Loch Ness Monster.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    Ada Ru is displeased to learn that she will be spending the entire summer in Scotland with her parents. That's three months in drizzly Fort Augustus, on the not-so-bonny banks of Loch Ness, home of a lake monster. Worst. Vacation. Ever. Nevertheless, she quickly falls in with a couple of other kids—Dax, a cute New Yorker with a guitar, and Hamish "Hammy" Bean, an enthusiastic local who recruits Ada Ru, an aspiring writer, as a reporter for his Nessie newsletter. As she gathers intel on the monster, she finds a lot to love about Scotland and undergoes some necessary personal growth. Savage (Lemons, 2017) keeps her entertaining yarn out of zany waters by tempering it with realistic problems and relatable tween concerns—a first crush, social standing, and, in Hamish's case, absent parents. Hamish is also blind, a fact that Savage initially buries, ensuring it never becomes his defining trait. Ada Ru is motivated, headstrong, and sassy with a big heart, and readers will have a blast exploring Loch Ness with her. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Melissa Savage is the author of Lemons and The Truth About Martians. She is also a child and family therapist. Even though she's never actually seen a Loch Ness Monster in person, Melissa loves to learn and write about the mysteries of cryptozoology for children. She lives in Colorado. You can follow Melissa on Twitter at @melissadsavage, and visit her at

Subject: Loch Ness monster > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Scotland > Juvenile fiction.
Scotland > Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household > Juvenile fiction.
Loch Ness monster > Fiction.
Family life > Scotland > Fiction.
Scotland > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.

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