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Roxie and the Hooligans

Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
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What do you do if you're buried in an avalanche? •

Roxie Warbler knows what to do in all kinds of situations. And she's learned it all from her favorite book: Lord Thistlebottom's Book of Pitfalls and How to Survive Them. 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?

• Do not panic. Dig a hole around yourself and spit. The saliva will fall downward, telling you which direction is up.

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Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award–winning Shiloh and its sequels, the Alice series, Roxie and the Hooligans, and Roxie and the Hooligans at Buzzard’s Roost. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. To hear from Phyllis and find out more about Alice, visit AliceMcKinley.com.

Photo Credit:

Alexandra Boiger is the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and The Little Bit Scary People by Emily Jenkins. Ms. Boiger lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter. Visit her at AlexandraBoiger.com.

  • South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee
  • Iowa Children's Choice Award Nominee
  • Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
  • Great Stone Face Book Award Nominee (NH)
  • Flicker Tale Award Nominee (ND)
  • Sunshine State Young Readers' Award List (FL)
  • Texas Bluebonnet Master List

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