Last-But-Not-Least Lola Going Green (Hardcover)

By Christine Pakkala, Paul Hoppe (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590789353, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/2014)

List Price: 15.95*
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Description

Lola Zuckerman is always last—ding-dong, Z-for-Zuckerman last. What this means, of course, is that Lola has to win first place in her class's "Going Green" contest. And she'll need to beat Amanda Anderson—always first, and more importantly, her ex-best-friend! In this laugh-out-loud story with unforgettable characters—the first in an ongoing series about Lola's travails—Lola's out to prove that while she may be last, she is certainly not least!


About the Author

Christine Pakkala grew up in Idaho and studied English and Journalism at the University of Idaho before heading east to attend the Iowa Writers Workshop (MFA, Poetry Writing, 1993). She was a Fulbright Scholar in 1994 in Helsinki, Finland, where she translated modern Finnish poetry. She has taught seventh and ninth grade English at Horace Mann. Last-But-Not-Least-Lola: Going Green is Christine's debut middle-grade novel. She lives in Westport, CT.

Paul Hoppe is a New York-based illustrator, designer, and author who enjoys venturing into a variety of fields. He works in Editorial Illustration, Children's Books, Comics, Advertising, Graphic Design, and in the summers he teaches at the School of Visual Arts. He is the author-illustrator of two picture books and the illustrator for several other picture books and young adult books. His work regularly appears in the New York Times and the New Yorker. Born in Poland and raised in Germany, he lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Praise For Last-But-Not-Least Lola Going Green

* "In school, when your surname begins with 'Z,' it means being last at everything. . . . But Lola Zuckerman's desire to go to the head of her class is the focus of this winning, environmentally themed book. . . . The characters are fully developed, each with their own delightful quirks. . . . Children will root for Lola as she tries to mend fences, save the planet, and come out on top. The lessons of recycling are creatively explored, showing readers big and small ways to help our planet. Those who have enjoyed 'Clementine' will welcome this contemporary tale as it tackles family, competition, friendship, and the environment. . . . A great choice for early chapter-book readers." —School Library Journal