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Fig Newton Summer

Fig Newton Summer

by Lisa Gammon Olson /

Illustrated by Lauren Rutledge

School is out, and Lizzie can’t wait to join her two best friends, Nattie and Heidi, at their cottages in the woods for a few months of canoeing, fishing, and exploring, like she has every summer since she was little.

In 12 year old Lizzie’s world, where boys, friends, and all the drama of waiting to “bloom” are ever-present, she finds a distraction in the guise of an enormous fish—a Muskellunge called Goliath! Set in the wilderness of northern Wisconsin, Lizzie finds a series of unfortunate events will unfold that threaten her vacation plans. Lizzie will need the help of an unlikely ally if she is to ever catch the fish of her dreams.



Dust Flowers / Sewing the Magic In / The Cheese Song / Remembering Green / And the Trees Began to Move / River of Light / Fig Newton Summer,


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Lisa Gammon Olson

Lisa lives with her husband Bruce in Coon Valley, WI, where she is the secretary at the Coon Valley Elementary School….a job she adores! She believes the most important skill we can ever teach our children is “How to be Kind.” Any kindness we do, no matter how small, has the power to change someone’s life. Growing up in northern Wisconsin has instilled in her the wonder of nature… sparkling lakes, endless forests and trails littered with pine needles and possibilities. Preserving our planet and populating it with human beings who are Respectful, Responsible and Kind seems like an awesome idea. Lisa is a member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books and an Eifrig Publishing Author. She is the author of The American HerStory Series (Dust Flowers, Sewing The Magic In, The Cheese Song & Remembering Green) as well as a middle grade chapter book, Fig Newton Summer, an environmental folktale, And The Trees Began To Move, and a book about a spider moving out of it

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