Last-But-Not-Least Lola and the Cupcake Queens (Hardcover)

By Christine Pakkala, Paul Hoppe (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781620915967, 168pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/13/2016)

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Lola's mom is home but not home, because she's frantically working all the time. Lola's friends are here but not here as allegiances among the foursome change faster than you can forget your lines for a school play. Lola means well but can't help acting on her emotions and getting into trouble. She'll need to dig for bravery as she deals with a possible ghost next door, stage fright, and, hardest of all, making amends with her friends. Lola is braver than she thinks and her friendships are stronger than she realizes in this funny, heartwarming tale.

About the Author

Christine Pakkala has an MFA in Poetry from Iowa Writers' Workshop and has taught seventh- and ninth-grade English in New York City. Last-But-Not-Least Lola and the Cupcake Queens is her fourth novel. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.

Paul Hoppe is an illustrator, designer, and author who 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 has been published by the New York Times and the New Yorker. Born in Poland and raised in Germany, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Last-But-Not-Least Lola and the Cupcake Queens

"Life is hard when you're alphabetically the last kid in your second-grade class, but Lola Zuckerman takes it in stride. As with previous volumes, Lola faces problems that young readers will find all too relatable... frizzy-haired, freckled Lola is an endearing protagonist, and this installment will is sure to garner fans." —School Library Journal

"Fans of second-grader Lola Zuckerman will be delighted by this third installment in the cheery series.... Each Lola story stands on its own, so emerging chapter-book readers can easily start here without confusion." —Booklist