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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library J SAV (Text) 33500013062799 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J SAV (Text) 33500013062781 New Checked out 02/05/2020
Godel Memorial-Warren Library j SAV (Text) 35500005867039 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781524700157
  • ISBN: 9781524700126
  • ISBN: 1524700126
  • ISBN: 9781524700133
  • ISBN: 1524700134
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2017]

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After her mother dies in 1975, ten-year-old Lemonade must live with her grandfather in a small town famous for Bigfoot sightings and soon becomes friends with Tobin, a quirky Bigfoot investigator.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 March #2
    Ten-year-old Lemonade Witt makes more than one life-changing discovery after her single mother's death leaves her in the care of her estranged grandfather in Willow Creek, a town renowned as the "Bigfoot capital of the world." There she falls in with Tobin, a young neighbor who is even more emotionally needy than she—his father, a Vietnam vet with combat stress reaction, has gone missing. Tobin's obsessive focus on hunting for Bigfoot signs—he shows touches of Asperger's—prompts expeditions into the woods, and this and other incidents ultimately give Lem a handle for her grief and a chance to adjust. And, as it turns out, some of the woods' hidden residents are decidedly uncommon. Almost everyone in the cast suffers from some loss, and, to many readers, the protagonist's name, which refers to that famous adage, could be interpreted as a hint that she was unwanted (a notion that, unrealistically, never occurs to Lem herself), but Savage injects enough humor, mystery, and lively interaction among the characters to give this two-hanky debut a buoyant tone. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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

Subject: Sasquatch > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Individuality > Juvenile fiction.
Single-parent families > Juvenile fiction.
Orphans > Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers > Juvenile fiction.
Cryptozoology > Juvenile fiction.
Animals, Mythical > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Folklore > Juvenile fiction.
Monsters > Juvenile fiction.
Curiosities and wonders > Juvenile fiction.

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