Lulu Atlantis and the Quest for True Blue Love
By Patricia Martin
(Schwartz & Wade, Hardcover, 9780375840166, 240pp.)
Publication Date: January 8, 2008
List Price: $15.99*
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Lulu Atlantis has a big problem: her new baby brother, Sam. With him in the picture, Mother certainly doesn’t need her around. Luckily, she has her best friend, Harry, a top-hat-wearing daddy longlegs spider to turn to. Over the course of four enchanting chapters, the two friends rescue a skunk stuck in a yogurt pot, encounter gangster bakers, seek out the Secret Ingredient to make Sam’s oatmeal edible, and contend with a monster (not to mention an evil cat named Princess Fancy).
Through it all, Harry stands by Lulu Atlantis, his one and only True Blue Love, as she searches–quests!–for some True Blue Love of her own. With irresistible black-and-white chapter-opening art, plus an imaginative story with a classic feel, this is the perfect choice for young middle-grade readers.
Patricia Martin lives with her husband, her dogs, Harry and Poppy, and her spiders in Bolton Landing, New York. She spends her time writing, chasing her dogs, and leaving her spiders blissfully alone.
Starred Review, Publisher's Weekly, January 14, 2008