Lemons by Melissa Savage

Lemons by Melissa Savage
December 15, 2018 Alexandra Adlawan

5th Grade to 7th Grade

BIGFOOT!

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 she’s never met after her mother passes away.

Then she meets 11-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 get that it’s a good plot conflict and I try to stay away from most books with that plot line but it’s hard because it’s the most common plot conflict in all of bookdom. The main plot is about Lemonade learning to deal with her new life without her mom, but the second part of the plot 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 creatures like 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 that we didn’t know about until recently, so I guess there’s a chance these guys are out there somewhere.

 

If you’re 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 tires to prove Bigfoot is real after Bigfoot fever hits Seattle. This is one of my favorite episodes of iCarly.

 

This weeks’ Weird but True Fact about Bigfoot

There is a trap designed to catch Bigfoot in a forest in Oregon, U.S.A.

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