BIGFOOT, TOBIN AND ME (UK and Commonwealth of Nations version of LEMONS)
What do you do when you lose everything that means anything?
Nine-year old Lemonade Liberty Witt doesn’t know the answer to that question, except what her mom taught her. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But what if those lemons are so big that you forget how?
How do you make lemonade out of having to leave everything you know in San Francisco to move to the small town of Willow Creek, California and live with a grandfather you’ve never even met? In a town that smells like grass and mud and bugs. With tall pines instead of skyscrapers and dirt instead of sidewalks. Not to mention one woolly beast lurking in the woods.
That’s right, Bigfoot.
A ginormous wooden statue of the ugly thing stands right at the center of town like he’s someone real important, like the mayor or something. And the people here actually believe he’s real and hiding somewhere out in the pine filled forests.
How can anyone possibly be expected to make lemonade out those rotten lemons?
Everything is different and Lem just wants to go back home. And then she meets Tobin Sky, the CEO of Bigfoot Detectives, Inc. and sole investigator for the town. He invites her to be his Assistant for the summer and she reluctantly agrees. At least until she can figure out her escape plan.
Together, Lem and Tobin try to capture a shot of the elusive beast on film and end up finding more than they ever could have even imagined.
NEWS, PRAISE, AND BOOK PROGRESS
CHICKEN HOUSE BOOKS ANNOUNCEMENT
In April 2016 the amazing Barry Cunningham and his team at Chicken House Books purchased Lemons for the UK and Commonwealth of Nations for publication May 4, 2017! The book will be entitled Bigfoot, Tobin and Me with Chicken House Books.
A MESSAGE FROM CHICKEN HOUSE
If life gives you lemons, never fear: we have the perfect antidote. Join our unforgettable protagonist, Lemonade, on a heart-warming journey into the unknown. Packed with incredible wisdom, friendship and mystery, Bigfoot, Tobin & Me is a book to hug. I wanted to read it again as soon as I finished it! (Yes, it really is that good.)
BARRY CUNNINGHAM, Publisher Chicken House
May 2017 TOBIN, BIGFOOT & ME Named Children’s Book of the Month with WH Smith!
Bigfoot, Tobin and Me is a funny & heartbreaking detective story that takes you on an adventure from the very first page. When Lemonade’s mum dies she has to move from San Francisco to Willow Creek (The Bigfoot Capital of the World) to live with her grandfather and start a new life. She meets her neighbour Tobin who runs The Bigfoot Detective Agency and he invites her to join him on an adventure, determined to get a picture of the elusive Bigfoot before the summer is over.
As Lemonade makes new friends, and gets to know her grandfather she starts to have an impact on them all. And she and Tobin start to get closer to seeing Bigfoot, following up on leads and camping out in the woods to track him down. By the end of the summer Lemonade has got a lot more out of her new life than she imagined.