The Littlest Bigfoot

The Littlest Bigfoot

Book - 2016
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A New York Times Bestseller

"A charming story about finding a safe place to let your freak flag fly." -- People

"Young readers who have ever felt too big or been made to feel small will feel just right in the cheerful glow of Weiner's contemporary fairy tale." -- The New York Times Book Review

From the New York Times bestselling author of Hungry Heart Jennifer Weiner comes a laugh-out-loud funny and painstakingly real tale of friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong.

Alice Mayfair, twelve years old, slips through the world unseen and unnoticed. Ignored by her family and shipped off to her eighth boarding school, Alice would like a friend. And when she rescues Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake one day, she finds one.

But Millie is a Bigfoot, part of a clan who dwells deep in the woods. Most Bigfoots believe that people--NoFurs, as they call them--are dangerous, yet Millie is fascinated with the No-Fur world. She is convinced that humans will appreciate all the things about her that her Bigfoot tribe does not: her fearless nature, her lovely singing voice, and her desire to be a star.

Alice swears to protect Millie's secret. But a league of Bigfoot hunters is on their trail, led by a lonely kid named Jeremy. And in order to survive, Alice and Millie have to put their trust in each other--and have faith in themselves--above all else.
Publisher: New York : 2016. Simon & Schuster,
ISBN: 9781481470742
Branch Call Number: JF WEIN


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historytimejen Oct 14, 2017

The lives of two offbeat twelve year old girls come together near the campus of the Experimental Center for Love and Learning. The Center is the eighth boarding school in eight years that Alice Mayfair has been sent to by her wealthy parents. She's having a hard time fitting in and is looking for a friend. Millie lives in the woods near the Center and just might be the friend that Alice needs. However, Millie is a Yare. That's name used by generations of Bigfoots to refer to themselves. Can two girls from such different backgrounds be friends?

Dec 22, 2016

A definite departure from Ms. Weiner's typical writing, but a great 1st kid's lit book for Jennifer.

ArapahoeJennieB Dec 17, 2016

A humorous and heartwarming tale of a misfit, who finds a friend in the most unlikely of places. This a book about finding friendship and acceptance, no matter who you are.

MissAllison Dec 13, 2016

Surprisingly humorous handling of Bigfoots (a fantasy creature piteously scarce in fantasy literature) and noticeably body positive without being didactic.

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