5th Grade to 7th Grade
In the year 1975, Lemonade Liberty Witt is forced to start a new life in Willow Creek, California the Bigfoot Capital of the World with a grandfather shes 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.
Yet another book about a kid who lost their parents. I understand its a good plot conflict, but its so overused. I try to avoid most books with this plot line, but its hard because its the most common plot conflict in all of bookdom. The main plot is about Lemonade learning to live without her mom, but the second part is what drew me to this book. BIGFOOT!
This book mentions the Paterson-Gimlin film, which according to Wikipedia, is a famous short motion picture of an unidentified subject that filmmakers have said was a Bigfoot. The footage was shot in 1967 and has since been subjected to many attempts to authenticate or debunk it. Here is the famous and iconic picture of Bigfoot:
Cryptozoology is the study of creatures whose existence has yet to be or else cannot entirely be proved or disproved by science. These creatures, known as cryptids, include the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and Chupacabra. I believe that if these creatures did exist, humans would have found them by now. Then again, there are tons of animal species we didnt know about until recently, so I guess theres a chance these guys are out there somewhere.
If youre interested in Bigfoot and cryptozoology, check out the following entertainment:
Harry and the Hendersons, a film about the Henderson family, who adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of Bigfoot a secret.
iCarly, episode iBelieve in Bigfoot. Carly tries to prove Bigfoot is real after Bigfoot fever hits Seattle. This is one of my favorite episodes of iCarly.
This weeks Weird but Ture Fact about Bigfoot
There is a trap designed to catch Bigfoot in a forest in Oregon, U.S.A.