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The search for Bigfoot gets juicy in this funny and touching story that’s perfect for fans of Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses and Katherine Applegate’s Crenshaw!

Lemonade Liberty Witt’s mama always told her: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But Lem can’t possibly make lemonade out of her new life in Willow Creek, California—the Bigfoot Capital of the World—where she’s forced to live with a grandfather she’s never met after her mother passes away.

Then she meets eleven-year-old Tobin Sky, the CEO of Bigfoot Detectives Inc., who is the sole Bigfoot investigator for their small town. After he invites Lem to be his assistant for the summer, they set out on an epic adventure to capture a shot of the elusive beast on film. But along the way, Lem and Tobin end up discovering more than they ever could have imagined. And Lem realizes that maybe she can make lemonade out of her new life after all.

"I love books about feisty girls and nerdy boys. Melissa Savage's astoundingly good debut novel is packed with humor, mystery, friendship, family secrets, and even Bigfoot! I think you'll love it, too." —Karen Cushman, Newbery Medalist for The Midwife's Apprentice

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on May 2, 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1524700126
ISBN-13: 9781524700126
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  • bobelly
    bobellyWednesday, August 22, 2018 at 2:34 pm
    This book was so good. Like, so good. When the character was sad, I was sad. When she was happy, I was happy. When she was excited, I was excited. It made me feel like I was in the book right next to Lemonade. My favorite part about this book was that in the end it all turns out good. I recommend this book to everybody and think that you will all like it.
    • hanpink800
      hanpink800Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 10:46 am55 stars
      A book about bigfoot i'm in. I read 5 chapters and I got pulled right away when I got to chapter ten I put it down for five minutes and picked right back up great book.
      • ajg15
        ajg15Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 9:58 am44 stars
        10 year old Lemonade Liberty With has to move to Willow Creek, California (the Bigfoot capital of the world) to live with her grandfather Charlie after her mother passed away. Lem (lemonade) wants to stay in San Francisco with her friends and school and everything else she cares for. Soon after gets there she meets Tobin (11) - the president of Bigfoot detectives inc., He invited Lem to be his assistant Bigfoot detective and she excepts, they set out on an adventure to finally discover Bigfoot.....they end up discovering something or ....someone..... Absolutely unexpected. I think this was a great book, it was one I was really looking forward to reading & I'd read it again. Thanks for reading -Ajg15's Reviews
        • pizzagirl7
          pizzagirl7Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:42 am22 stars
          Lemons so I first want to say I didn't really enjoy this book like I thought I would!it wasn't horrible but not great 👐I recommend this book to 8 to 10 year olds and I rate this book 2 stars 😃 😃 😃 😃so this book is about lemonade liberty witt's ok so she moves from her house in San Francisco which she really liked and now at her new house there's trees instead of skyscrapers she really doesn't like her new house but she meets 11 year old tobin sky who is a Bigfoot detective! Do they find bigfoot??? Well I guess you have to figure that out👍💜! Thank you so so so! Much for reading -pizzagirl7 😘 💙 💚 💛
          • readwriter
            readwriterMonday, August 6, 2018 at 3:06 pm22 stars
            This book was ok. It was hard to get into wasn't very interesting. If you like Bigfoot, this is a good book for you. But I found it kind of boring.
            • jwarne
              jwarneMonday, August 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm55 stars
              I have tried searching for Bigfoot before in the woods, so I was really invested in this book. I thought it was really funny, and really sweet. I like the uncovering of family secrets, too. The characters were really well written.
              • happy_cat
                happy_catWednesday, July 25, 2018 at 7:38 pm44 stars
                Lemonade (yes, that’s her name!) moved to California, living with the Grandfather she never met. There, she meets a nerdy - but awesome - boy named Toby, the owner of the Bigfoot Co. This book is a great book created by author Mellisa Savage, who is a new author that I haven’t heard of. But I really love her writing style, and her name choices (Lemonade is an AWESOME name!)
                • llpanda
                  llpandaTuesday, July 24, 2018 at 2:18 pm44 stars
                  Lemonade Liberty Witt is having a hard time making lemonade out of this situation. It isn't enough that life has given her the hard lemon of her mother dying, Lemonade also has to go live with her grandfather that she didn't know existed. To top all that off he lives in the Bigfoot capital of the world. Yes siree making lemonade out of this one is going to be hard. This book almost reminded me of Pollyana except in reverse. While Pollyana easily finds a way to find the happiness in everything, Lemonade has to struggle to live up to the name that her vivacious zesty mother gave her. I think that this book is a more accurate picture of when life gives you lemons make lemonade.
                  • armcginn
                    armcginnMonday, July 23, 2018 at 11:45 am55 stars
                    When her mother dies and the father she has never met is nowhere to be found Lemonade Liberty Witt is sent to Willow Creek Bigfoot capital of the world where her grandfather (who she never met) runs a shop called Bigfoot souvenirs and more! then turns Willow Creek upside down!
                    • jso6
                      jso6Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 9:21 am44 stars
                      Lemonade (Lem) meets Tobin when she moves to her grandfather's house after her mother died. Tobin lets Lem join his Bigfoot Detectives Inc., and they set out together to find Bigfoot. This is a fun and interesting book.

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