Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts (Hardcover)

By Esta Spalding

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316298582, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2016

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Description

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 in 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."


About the Author

Esta Spalding is an acclaimed writer, poet and screenwriter who is currently at work adapting Kate Atkinson's novel "Life After Life" for Lionsgate Films and Jennifer Egan's novel "A Visit from the Goon Squad" for Sundance Television. She has garnered awards for her film and television work, as well as for her prose and poetry. This is her first middle grade novel.
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