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

Last-But-Not-Least Lola and a Knot the Size of Texas By Christine Pakkala, Paul Hoppe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Christine Pakkala, Paul Hoppe (Illustrator)
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Perfect for fans of Beverly Cleary's "Ramona" and Ivy & Bean, here is a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming, and intensely satisfying story about family, the importance of friendship, and creative problem-solving. 

In her fourth hilarious adventure, good-hearted Lola Zuckerman 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 Mom, who is desperately trying to finish a batch of Lola dresses for a new client. 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.

About the Author

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 a Knot the Size of Texas is her fifth novel. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.

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 for 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.

Praise For…

Hilarious Lola has a lot of problems, but the very biggest one—growing all the time—is the immense knot of snarled hair at the back of her head. What is a girl to do?... Lola's distinct, effervescent first-person narration includes the occasional definition—'Deluxe means you wish you had one'—and other funny thoughts that early grade school readers (and grown-ups) will laugh at. Hoppe's numerous charming illustrations enrich the presentation. Cheeky Lola is a well-balanced combination of exuberance and naïve vulnerability that charms and entertains.' —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781629793245
ISBN-10: 1629793248
Publisher: Astra Young Readers
Publication Date: September 13th, 2016
Pages: 169
Language: English
Series: Last-But-Not-Least Lola