A ten-year-old boy, placed once again with new foster parents, becomes involved in a search for Bigfoot.
Review 4 of 5 Stars
I know I don’t usually review children’s books, but this is a special case. This short book set in the state of Washington was my daughter-in-law’s favorite book as a child. She gave it to me to read since she plans to share it with my granddaughter. I have to say it was a thoroughly touching and enjoyable story with a little adventure searching for Bigfoot. It is a Weekly Reader Series book and the blurb hardly does it justice as it was a Young Readers Choice Award winner in its day. Thus the review.
The characters are real people who you find yourself pulling and hoping for as the story goes on.The relationship between Joey and his new foster parents, Sara and Mike, is what you would hope for any foster child in need of a good home. Joey is not without challenges in his new environment as he has a new school to attend and the hope of making new friends. I found myself wanting to come back to the story when I put it down, which is pretty impressive for a book recommended for Grades 5-9. This is a story of discovery, love, acceptance and plain good fun. A fun and positive ending for young people.
Amazon only sells this book through third-party sellers and I don’t know how many copies are in public libraries or bookstores, but if you happen to see a copy and there’s a young person in your life who likes adventurous books full of good fun this would be a great book to pick up.