Product Details
List Price:
$8.99
Ages:
8 to 12
Grades:
3 to 6
Pages:
288
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.25"
Published:
08/2019
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-68437-376-5

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About the Book

Overview

For fans of Stuart Little and Poppy, here is a middle-grade adventure in which a mouse and a shrew, lost at sea, try to navigate to their home in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Braving multiple dangers, they discover they have more in common than they could ever have imagined.

Mr. Popli, the mouse Mayor of Garbage Island, is always at odds with Archibald Shrew, a brilliant but reckless inventor. When Garbage Island splits apart, they're trapped together in Mr. Popli's houseboat, desperate to find their way home. At first, they only argue, but when they face a perilous thunderstorm and a series of predators, they begin to work together and recognize--in themselves and in each other--strengths they didn't know they had. Nonstop action and deep emotion intertwine in this tale of opposites who discover that with bravery, creativity, and friendship, they can triumph.

Meet the Author

Fred Koehler

FRED KOEHLER's real-life misadventures include sunken boats, shark encounters, and getting caught in a hurricane. Whether free-diving in the Gulf of Mexico or backpacking across Africa, Fred's sense of adventure and awe of nature overflow into his characters' stories. He won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for his illustrations for One Day, The End. He is the author-illustrator of How To Cheer Up Dad, which received three starred reviews, and he is the illustrator of This Book Is Not about DragonsPuppy, Puppy, Puppy; and Flashlight NightGarbage Island is his first novel. He lives with his wife and two spirited kids in Lakeland, Florida. Visit ilikefred.com.  

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