Illustrated by: Sydney Smith
Published by: Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers
Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Troutsby Esta Spalding
The Fitzgerald-Trouts are four barely-related siblings living together in a small car on a lush tropical island. They are wonderfully self-reliant, but they are out-growing their small vehicle, and must band together to find a new home. A quick, delightful, and deeply resonant read, here is a beautifully imagined adventure where children live remarkable, independent lives despite some terrible grown-ups in their midst. These extraordinary siblings offer evidence that kids could get along just fine–they wouldn’t even argue much with their siblings–if only grown ups left them alone.