Lord Thistlebottom's Book of Pitfalls and How to Survive Them has taught Roxie Warbler how to handle all sorts of situations. If Roxie's ever lost in the desert, or buried in an avalanche, or caught in a dust storm, she knows just what to do — and she hopes she'd do it as well as her uncle, who was one of Lord Thistlebottom's colleagues. But there's one situation Roxie doesn't know how to handle and that's dealing with Helvetia's Hooligans, the meanest band of bullies in school.
Then Roxie and the hooligans are stranded together on a desert island, the hideout of a couple of criminals on the lam. Can five kids, armed with only a load of survival tactics and a little bit of teamwork, vanquish the villains and find their way home? Roxie will have to draw on every bit of survival knowledge she has — and her determined spirit of adventure — to win the day!
"Part adventure, part comedy, part sympathetic portrayal of coping with bullying, Naylor's latest, written in droll, slightly formal prose, mixes fantasy, absurdity, and reality in a way that never diminishes or overwhelms the story's heart." — Booklist
"Full-page pencil illustrations perfectly complement this clever story that will leave readers cheering for Roxie as she proves to be as successful an adventurer as her famous uncle." — School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||7 - 11|
|Author||Phyllis Reynolds Naylor|
|Publication Date||May 8, 2007|
|Publisher||Atheneum Books for Young Readers|