Lions & Liars (Hardcover)


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By Kate Beasley, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
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There are boys like Devin Goodyear who are well-liked and popular. These are lions. Then there are gazelles, and then meerkats, and finally the fleas that live on the meerkat's butts.Frederick Frederickson is a flea. He ends up with a broken nose after trying to play dodgeball, sits with other fleas at lunch, and spends a lot of his time wishing he were someone else. The one thing that makes his life interesting and worthwhile is the cruise his family takes every year. But a category 5 hurricane is approaching and instead of lounging in the sun, Frederick finds himself stranded at Camp Omigoshee, a disciplinary camp for troubled boys after running away from a birthday party, accidentally stealing a boat, and being chased by an alligator. Introducing us to a zany cast of characters including Nosebleed, Ant Bite, the Professor, and Dashiell Blackwood, Beasley’s latest middle-grade adventure is a fun reflection on friendship and self-acceptance.

— Kinsey

There are boys like Devin Goodyear who are well-liked and popular. These are lions. Then there are gazelles, and then meerkats, and finally the fleas that live on the meerkat's butts.Frederick Frederickson is a flea. He ends up with a broken nose after trying to play dodgeball, sits with other fleas at lunch, and spends a lot of his time wishing he were someone else. The one thing that makes his life interesting and worthwhile is the cruise his family takes every year. But a category 5 hurricane is approaching and instead of lounging in the sun, Frederick finds himself stranded at Camp Omigoshee, a disciplinary camp for troubled boys after running away from a birthday party, accidentally stealing a boat, and being chased by an alligator. Introducing us to a zany cast of characters including Nosebleed, Ant Bite, the Professor, and Dashiell Blackwood, Beasley’s latest middle-grade adventure is a fun reflection on friendship and self-acceptance.

— From Kinsey's Picks

About the Author


Kate Beasley holds a master's in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her first novel, Gertie's Leap to Greatness, was a Junior Library Guild selection, an IndiesIntroduce Selection, and a multi-region Indie Bestseller. The New York Times Book Review called it "breathlessly, effortlessly fun." Kate lives with her family in Claxton, Georgia, with two dogs, one parrot, lots of cows, and a cat named Edgar. Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, After the Fall, and the road trip/time travel adventure Are We There Yet? His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels, including Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta series. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780374302634
ISBN-10: 0374302634
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English