Shout Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 18 Jun 2019

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Another fantastic entry into the Fitzgerald-Trouts series. As their family grows, they find that a car is no longer the perfect home, but sometimes getting what you want asks for more than you're willing to give. Spalding explores the idea of home and family in this quick read that will engage many young readers.

Thank you NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for the opportunity to read an advance reader copy.
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They've done it again!  With their trusty little green car, flashlights and Goldie's great advice, the kids are on the go exploring their island and finding more than they bargained for!

This is the third book I've read in the Fitzgerald-Trout series and I can't help but admire how these little guys manage to stay together as a family, attend school and solve mysteries at the same time. 

Now that they are five (plus Goldie the goldfish) they are growing out of their little rickety car.  Finding a home for all of them is high on Kim's to-do list and she's found them their very own mossy castle.   But with more space, comes independence.  And secrets.  There are display shelves.  There are weird tracks in the mud and strange noises at night.  Did I mention baby food in a jar?  How can that be scary?

Although this is a middle grade book, you'll be drawn into a whirlwind that threatens to break up their family.  Plenty of humour, self-reflection and common sense are thrown in for good measure.  

A wonderful series and great summer reads for both young people and adults alike.  Have fun with the Fitzgerald-Trouts!
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Thank you to NetGalley and Tundra Books for an eARC of this upcoming middle grade book.

The Fitzgerald-Trout family is back for the third time, and it's possible they've finally found a home to call their own. But as the physical space between them increases, so does the emotional, and the siblings are so caught up in their own issues that they neglect to see what's happening with the others around them. It takes a major event to make them realize that life is better together than apart.

Fans of this series will enjoy the latest installment, and the heartwarming message.
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