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Perfect for fans of Carl Hiaasen's classic Hoot, this humorous adventure story set in a not-so-distant future celebrates the important differences we can make with small, brave acts.

When Ahab and his friends find a bullfrog in their town -- a real, live bullfrog, possibly the last bullfrog in North America -- they have several options:A. Report it to the Environmental Police Force. Too bad everyone knows the agency is a joke.B. Leave it be. They're just a bunch of kids -- what if they hurt it by moving it?C. Find another real, live bullfrog on the black market. Convince their parents to let them bike to Canada. Introduce the two frogs. Save all of frogkind.Ahab convinces the rest of the group that C is their only real option. Because if they don't save this frog, who will? Their quest, which will involve fake ice cream, real frog spawn, and some very close calls, teaches Ahab that hope is always the logical choice and that science is always better with friends.With humor and empathy, acclaimed author Madelyn Rosenberg builds an all-too-imaginable future ravaged by climate change, where one kid can still lean on his friends and dream up a better tomorrow.

About the Author


Madelyn Rosenberg is the coauthor of This Is Just a Test, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book, and Not Your All-American Girl, which she wrote with Wendy Wan-Long Shang; Dream Boy, cowritten with Mary Crockett; and many books for younger readers, including the How to Behave books and Cyclops of Central Park. She writes books, articles, and essays for children and adults, and lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC. You can visit her online at madelynrosenberg.com.

Praise For…


Praise for Not Your All-American Girl by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang:

"A nearly pitch-perfect middle school exploration of race and friendship." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Lauren's story is a sensitive and realistic portrayal of a girl who struggles to find her place in a community where very few people look like her... this is a funny, tender, quick-moving story of family, friendship, identity, and music." -- School Library Journal

"While focusing on serious themes (racism and prejudice), the overall tone remains light, and several scenes (including Lauren's disastrous attempt to lighten her black hair, resulting in orange stripes) will elicit laughter." -- Booklist

Praise for This Is Just a Test by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang:

2017 Sydney Taylor Award -- Honor Book

CBC Book of the Year Finalist

2017 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

New York Historical Society's Children's History Book Prize Finalist

2018 Young Adult Virginia Author Award Finalist

"For a book about the possible end of the world, Rosenberg and Shang keep the tone surprisingly light. . . . The dialogue is snappy and the plot fast-paced." -- The New York Times Book Review

* "It's refreshing to meet a male protagonist who, like Tara in Paula Freedman's My Basmati Bat Mitzvah, is struggling with how to be authentically Jewish in a bicultural family. . . . Giggle-inducing, light, and charmingly realistic fiction that will resonate with a wide variety of readers." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"There's a lot to enjoy, but it's David's relationships with his two grandmothers that steal the show, especially when the rivals eventually unite to teach him he's not 'half of each' but 'all of both.' A nostalgic and heartwarming period coming-of-age comedy." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A journey filled with humor, emotional depth, and important realizations about what it means to be a friend and to embrace multiple cultures. His struggle to make sense of the Cold War will resonate with readers grappling with a confusing political climate themselves." -- Publishers Weekly

"This novel tackles the very difficult topic of understanding who you are while appreciating your background and differences . . . In today's society, where families come in diverse variations and many children are growing up biracial and/or multiethnic, plenty of readers will find relevance to their lives in this middle-grade novel." -- School Library Connection

"The first-person narrative engages readers with David's candid reflections as well as his droll telling of events." -- Booklist

"Rosenberg and Shang keep the plot episodic and light, allowing David's feuding grandmothers to upstage the kids in many of the acts . . . Underpinning the domestic comedy is respect for fears that transcend generations." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Sure to hold a reader's interest and filled with humor." -- Jewish Book Council

"This is the funniest middle-grade novel I read this year. . . . Everything about this book is satisfying." -- Tablet Magazine



Praise for Not Your All-American Girl by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang:

"A nearly pitch-perfect middle school exploration of race and friendship." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Lauren's story is a sensitive and realistic portrayal of a girl who struggles to find her place in a community where very few people look like her... this is a funny, tender, quick-moving story of family, friendship, identity, and music." -- School Library Journal

"While focusing on serious themes (racism and prejudice), the overall tone remains light, and several scenes (including Lauren's disastrous attempt to lighten her black hair, resulting in orange stripes) will elicit laughter." -- Booklist

Praise for This Is Just a Test by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang:

2017 Sydney Taylor Award -- Honor Book

CBC Book of the Year Finalist

2017 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

New York Historical Society's Children's History Book Prize Finalist

2018 Young Adult Virginia Author Award Finalist

"For a book about the possible end of the world, Rosenberg and Shang keep the tone surprisingly light. . . . The dialogue is snappy and the plot fast-paced." -- The New York Times Book Review

* "It's refreshing to meet a male protagonist who, like Tara in Paula Freedman's My Basmati Bat Mitzvah, is struggling with how to be authentically Jewish in a bicultural family. . . . Giggle-inducing, light, and charmingly realistic fiction that will resonate with a wide variety of readers." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"There's a lot to enjoy, but it's David's relationships with his two grandmothers that steal the show, especially when the rivals eventually unite to teach him he's not 'half of each' but 'all of both.' A nostalgic and heartwarming period coming-of-age comedy." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A journey filled with humor, emotional depth, and important realizations about what it means to be a friend and to embrace multiple cultures. His struggle to make sense of the Cold War will resonate with readers grappling with a confusing political climate themselves." -- Publishers Weekly

"This novel tackles the very difficult topic of understanding who you are while appreciating your background and differences . . . In today's society, where families come in diverse variations and many children are growing up biracial and/or multiethnic, plenty of readers will find relevance to their lives in this middle-grade novel." -- School Library Connection

"The first-person narrative engages readers with David's candid reflections as well as his droll telling of events." -- Booklist

"Rosenberg and Shang keep the plot episodic and light, allowing David's feuding grandmothers to upstage the kids in many of the acts . . . Underpinning the domestic comedy is respect for fears that transcend generations." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Sure to hold a reader's interest and filled with humor." -- Jewish Book Council

"This is the funniest middle-grade novel I read this year. . . . Everything about this book is satisfying." -- Tablet Magazine



Praise for Not Your All-American Girl:

"A nearly pitch-perfect middle school exploration of race and friendship." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Lauren’s story is a sensitive and realistic portrayal of a girl who struggles to find her place in a community where very few people look like her… this is a funny, tender, quick-moving story of family, friendship, identity, and music." -- School Library Journal

"While focusing on serious themes (racism and prejudice), the overall tone remains light, and several scenes (including Lauren's disastrous attempt to lighten her black hair, resulting in orange stripes) will elicit laughter." -- Booklist

Praise for This Is Just a Test by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang:

2017 Sydney Taylor Award -- Honor Book

CBC Book of the Year Finalist

2017 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

New York Historical Society's Children's History Book Prize Finalist

2018 Young Adult Virginia Author Award Finalist

"For a book about the possible end of the world, Rosenberg and Shang keep the tone surprisingly light. . . . The dialogue is snappy and the plot fast-paced." -- The New York Times Book Review

* "It's refreshing to meet a male protagonist who, like Tara in Paula Freedman's My Basmati Bat Mitzvah, is struggling with how to be authentically Jewish in a bicultural family. . . . Giggle-inducing, light, and charmingly realistic fiction that will resonate with a wide variety of readers." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"There's a lot to enjoy, but it's David's relationships with his two grandmothers that steal the show, especially when the rivals eventually unite to teach him he's not 'half of each' but 'all of both.' A nostalgic and heartwarming period coming-of-age comedy." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A journey filled with humor, emotional depth, and important realizations about what it means to be a friend and to embrace multiple cultures. His struggle to make sense of the Cold War will resonate with readers grappling with a confusing political climate themselves." -- Publishers Weekly

"This novel tackles the very difficult topic of understanding who you are while appreciating your background and differences . . . In today's society, where families come in diverse variations and many children are growing up biracial and/or multiethnic, plenty of readers will find relevance to their lives in this middle-grade novel." -- School Library Connection

"The first-person narrative engages readers with David's candid reflections as well as his droll telling of events." -- Booklist

"Rosenberg and Shang keep the plot episodic and light, allowing David's feuding grandmothers to upstage the kids in many of the acts . . . Underpinning the domestic comedy is respect for fears that transcend generations." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Sure to hold a reader's interest and filled with humor." -- Jewish Book Council

"This is the funniest middle-grade novel I read this year. . . . Everything about this book is satisfying." -- Tablet Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338565614
ISBN-10: 1338565613
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English