The Fitzgerald-Trouts

Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Publisher: Tundra Books
The much-anticipated second book in a Dahl-esque middle-grade series by award-winning poet and screenwriter Esta Spalding, with illustrations by acclaimed artist Sydney Smith.

Welcome 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 the place they truly belong?

PRAISE FOR

PRAISE FOR Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts:

"It’s goofy, sweet, and buoyant with good will—Pippi Longstocking for our more hyperactive times." --The Horn Book

"If this sounds like the set up for a preposterous tale that incorporates a fantastical plot, quirky characters, and some child-friendly amorality, that's because Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts is exactly that and more . . . This is plain fun with an edge, after a Dahl-esque fashion." --Quill & Quire

"Spalding, a poet and screenwriter making her children's book debut, balances the direness of their situation with over-the-top characters and humor-driven narration. If the story's magic lies in its Dahl-esque approach to topics like homelessness and parental neglect, its heart lies in the relationship between these four mutually devoted children." --Publishers Weekly

"Esta Spalding . . . has perfectly created the backdrop for this band of misfits and their tropical-island surroundings. Sydney Smith . . . is an excellent choice to bring to life the Fitzgerald-Trouts and their island." --Atlantic Books Today