Last-But-Not-Least Lola and a Knot the Size of Texas

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7 to 10
2 to 5
Trim Size:
5.5" x 7.25"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-62979-890-5
Black-and-white illustrations
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About the Book


In this fun-filled adventure, good-hearted Lola can’t help getting into trouble. Her friends are all traveling for the Thanksgiving holidays, so she offers to dog-sit—but fails to mention this to her mom. Now, Lola is juggling her dog-sitting responsibilities with her worries. Will her parents discover the growing knot in her hair and cause her excruciating pain brushing it out? Will her grandmothers discover that she’s lied to them every year about who makes the best pumpkin pie? Will Jack get so involved in his new babysitting and yard-work jobs that, like Mom and Dad, he won’t have time for her anymore? Lola’s worries, like the knot in her hair, grow greater until she finally has to stop hiding them and start untangling them.

Meet the Author

Christine Pakkala

Christine Pakkala, has an MFA in Poetry from the 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.

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Meet the Illustrator

Paul Hoppe

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 of 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.

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