Last-But-Not-Least Lola Going Green


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Product Details
List Price:
$7.95
Ages:
7 to 10
Grades:
2 to 5
Pages:
192
Trim Size:
5.5" x 7.25"
Published:
09/2014
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-62979-113-5
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Lexile Level:
520L

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About the Book

Overview

Lola Zuckerman hates being last for everything. If only she were Lola Adams or Lola Appleby or anything but Z for Zuckerman. And she is having a particularly hard time right now. Her best friend Amanda Anderson is now her ex-best friend. Her grandparents have moved back to Texas, and her mother is launching a new career. Why is everything always changing? What would make things much, much better is if Lola were to win the Going-Green Contest at school and beat Amanda Anderson, who is determined to win first place too. How can Lola, who is always last, prove that she’s not least? This first book in the Last-But-Not-Least Lola series is a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming, and intensely satisfying story about the importance of friendship and creative problem-solving. 

Reviews

* "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

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. christinepakkala.com

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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. paulhoppe.de

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