Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

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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 on 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 .
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Tundra Books, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781770498761
1770498761
9780735263185
Characteristics: 245 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Sydney 1980-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: Fitzgerald-Trouts

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LexiLou2
Sep 15, 2017

A lovely novel that may be written for a young audience but reads great for adults! I'm thrilled at the way Spalding incorporates a wide range of vocabulary and humor. The plot is simple yet unique and although there is no suspense, it is not predictable in the sense that you know how the story will unfold from page 3.

samcmar Dec 08, 2016

This review is based on an advance reader copy I received!

Once in awhile I get sent a random book in the mail. Sometimes I look at it and I'm like "I am not sure this is for me" and other times I get really excited. When I got this gem in the mail, I wasn't sure if it was going to be my jam, but then it was endorsed by my Book Angel, and she's usually never wrong when it comes to quirky middle grade.

Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts is a middle grade adventure starring four children who live in a car. There are numerous occasions where they parent the adults in the novel, and sometimes crazy antics ensue. I love a middle grade novel that is both hilarious as it is heartfelt, and that's what this book gave me. The Fitzgerald-Trouts kids are delightful and memorable, from Pippa's parenting skills, Kimo's kindness, Kim's antics, and Toby's sweetness, all make for a rich characters in a fun story about finding "home."

The humor in this book is very tongue-in-cheek and quirky, and the writing is playful. What I loved about this novel was how invested I got in the children's story, and how I found myself comparing it to a more humorous very of classic tales of what it means to be trapped on an island. The way this book ends I can only hope there is a sequel (TELL ME THERE'S A SEQUEL?!).

But seriously, if you love an adventurous middle grade romp with sweet characters and great humor, then you need to meet with Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts . You will laugh until your face turns blue, and seriously, don't mess with Pippa.

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