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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 mates―Nosebleed, Specs, The Professor, and little-yet-lethal Ant Bite―are 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 together―lions and fleas alike―to survive!

Kate Beasley outdoes herself in this hilarious, whip-smart tale of brotherhood, survival, and what it really means to be a friend.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on June 5, 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN-10: 0374302634
ISBN-13: 9780374302634
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  • belle252
    belle252Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 10:28 pm44 stars
    In the book, there is a theory. There are lions, gazelles, meerkats, and fleas. Frederick is a flea. When things do not go his way when the cruise is cancelled, his friend Joel puts a boat in the river. Frederick steps on it, and then sails away. But this time, the boat wasn't in his control and he floated away to a faraway camp. He has fun until he realizes that it is a discipline camp. But that was the least of the problem. One teammate, Ant Bite does into the woods when a storm is headed their way. Frederick goes to find him and they end up trapped when they returned. Read to find how this fun, action-packed booklets this couple into the jaws of victory or...
    • maxey
      maxeySaturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:42 am55 stars
      i love it!
      • maxey
        maxeySaturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:41 am55 stars
        this book is cool!!

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