Frederick Frederickson has a food-chain theory about life. There are lions, like the school bully. Gazelles, like the bullied kids. There are meerkats, and the fleas that live on the butts of meerkats. Frederick's a flea.Fifth grade is off to a terrible start when Frederick is sent to a disciplinary camp for troublesome boys. His fellow troop matesNosebleed, Specs, The Professor, and little-yet-lethal Ant Biteare terrifying. But in between trust-building exercises and midnight escape attempts, a tenuous friendship grows between them. Which is lucky, because a Category 5 hurricane is coming and everyone will have to work togetherlions and fleas aliketo survive!...
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Lions and Liars Reviews
Middle Grade level.
Middle school life explained by young men who are not on the top of the popularity lists.
One of them ends up floating away in a boat after a joke gone wrong. He ends up at a camp for transitioning kids who need some guidance. Typical camp adventures ensue.
Then a hurricane hits and he and his new friend have to weather the storm alone.
The story resolves as expected.
Santat's illustrations add warmth to the story.
Thank you to Kate Beasley and Macmillan Kids for providing #collabookation with the review copy of Lions and Liars.
Frederick Frederickson is a flea. In his middle school, he isn't one of the boys who ever wins at any sport, and even the people he calls his friends aren't very nice to him. He desperately (maybe delusionally) wants to transform himself from flea to lion - the king of school. When he sets out to prove wrong everyone who calls him a flea, he's sent on a wild adventure. It all starts ...more
Frederick Frederickson perceives himself amongst the cruel bully enemy he labels a ion, there are gazelles, meerkats, and the bottom of the pecking order, is Frederick an invisible flea. In the beginning of his 5th grade year Frederick is accidentally (on purpose) bashed by a dodgeball, and his nose becomes severely disfigured. His luck goes even more abruptly downhill from this point on. Frederick gets lost when a boats takes him down a rapidly flowing river. When he discovers he has landed in ...more
In the food chain theory of life Frederick is a flea, but wants to be a lion. Suddenly he finds himself at a disciplinary camp where everyone seems to be keeping secrets. Slowly, the boys start to open up. When a category five hurricane hits, Frederick learns the true meaning of friendship and what it means to really be a good friend.
If this book doesn't make you long for a vacation or understand its appeal, then nothing will. Ten-year-old Frederick Frederickson lives for his family vacation every year since they usually go on a cruise and he can leave his cares behind him. While his concerns might pale next to those of many youngsters, he's starting to realize that he may not amount to much. When his friend, Joel, espouses his theory that the world consists of winners and losers, and Frederick is one of the losers, the boy ...more
Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is.
When his family’s vacation plans get cancelled, Frederick feels as if the world is coming to an end. No longer able to be pampered on a cruise, Frederick attends his friend’s birthday party where a surprise is waiting for him ...more
I really enjoyed this book! A fun story about Frederick Frederickson who is trying to find his place in his friendship group. He feels like a loser and those around him certainly don’t make him feel any better! In an odd series of events he ends up at a camp for troubled boys mistaken for a boy with a less than stellar reputation. He is finally finding his way and making friends when his cover is blown and a hurricane blows in. His hopes of returning home are drowning with the rising waters! A f ...more