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!...
|Title||:||Lions and Liars|
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Lions and Liars Reviews
E ARC from Edelweiss Plus
Frederick Frederickson is angry with his parents because they are canceling the family vacation cruise because of an impending hurricane. The upside is that he gets to go to his friend Joel's birthday party. The downside is that he is in a boat that gets caught in a storm, washes away overnight, and ends up at a camp for troubled boys. Everyone there assumes he is a camper named Dashiell, and he doesn't insist on setting them straight, so falls right into camp life with ...more
5☆ #ARC for boys 8-12 on sale 6/5/18
"If you were somebody else-if you had a friend-then even if terrible things were happening, at least there was somebody there to make you feel braver. It was hard to be brave by yourself."
"Frederick had only known Ant Bite for 2 days, but they'd survived a hurricane together and a lion attack and an atomic dodgeball and rope climbing, and he didn't know what to say... "goodbye" didn't cover it."
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
Cute 4-5th grade novel about your place in life. Are you a lion, or a flea on the butt of a prey animal.
Frederick\Dash ends up being both, but how you act matters more then your place on the food chain.
I felt the book went a little long, but loved the Dan Santat illustrations.
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
This is a funny book about a boy named Fred who, through a series of unfortunate events, ends up at camp to change his attitude. Everyone at the camp believes him to be someone else (a notorious and inventive criminal) and so Fred ends up with a lot more respect than people typically give him. I found the characters stretched a bit too broadly for my taste (too extreme, too silly, too much of a caricature), so for me, it was hard to connect to any of the characters. I think I'll pass on putting ...more
This book was very cute and funny. It was pretty much the same thing as Holes, but still funny enough and clever enough to keep me reading. I disagreed with a lot of what our point was. Frederick's whole journey was to become popular, and instead of learning the shallowness of popularity, he leans he just needed to hang out with the right people.
We seriously confuse this idea of a "good person." Is everyone a good person, except for Dash, because of reasons. Is everyone a bad person because they ...more