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Reece Hansen is missing two things: his father and his frog. His parents are newly separated, and his dad is now living in another city, fighting forest fires. Reece struggles to get used to daily life...
Reece Hansen is missing two things: his father and his frog. His parents are newly separated, and his dad is now living in another city, fighting forest fires. Reece struggles to get used to daily life...
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  • Reece Hansen is missing two things: his father and his frog. His parents are newly separated, and his dad is now living in another city, fighting forest fires. Reece struggles to get used to daily life without him. When he loses his pet frog, Burgess, Reece puts posters up around the neighborhood. But frogs are difficult to find. It takes an unusual classmate, the boy who wears a bathrobe to school, to pull Reece's attention away from Burgess. Through his new friend and a camping trip with his mom, Reece learns that friends can come in human form and families are resilient even when things change.

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  • Laurie Elmquist holds an MA in Literature and creative writing from the University of Windsor in Ontario and has been published in several magazines and anthologies. A teacher at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia, and an online instructor at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Laurie has served as a judge for several competitions, including the Canadian Authors Association's Literary Awards. When she's not writing, Laurie enjoys exploring the beaches of the west coast, from California to Vancouver Island.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    December 18, 2017
    Nine-year-old Reece is on the hunt for his missing frog, Burgess, in this understated family story, part of the Orca Echoes line of chapter books. As Reece tacks up “lost frog” posters and asks neighbors if they’ve seen Burgess, readers grow to understand why Reece is so concerned about the frog: he originally found Burgess with his father (“He was the last thing Dad gave me before he left”). Elmquist writes movingly about Reece’s struggle with his parents’ “trial separation,” and his emotions are also evident in Parkins’s moody b&w illustrations. A camping trip and Reece’s budding friendship with Aaron, a quirky boy who always wears a bathrobe, quietly signal that Reece, who thinks of Burgess as his best friend, is opening himself up to new relationships and accepting situations he can’t change. Ages 7–9.

  • Kirkus

    December 1, 2017
    Nine-year-old Reece copes with loss: his parents have separated, and his pet frog, Burgess, has disappeared.Reece tells his own story in present-tense chapters. He makes and puts up "lost frog" posters. He encounters a bully. He slowly develops a friendship with an eccentric classmate, figuring out ways to help Aaron learn to ride a bike. With his older sister, Hazel, and their mother he takes the ferry from Victoria, British Columbia, to Salt Spring Island to camp and look for the frog in the creek where he and his dad first found him. In her first chapter book, the Canadian author sticks closely to Reece's point of view, seeing the world through his eyes. When an adult steps out of his car to help Aaron, fallen from his bike again, Reece's first thought is "stranger danger." But when a guitar player on the ferry admires his frog poster and offers to help spread the word, the two compose and perform a song. A passenger posts a video on YouTube, which impresses his sometimes-critical but mostly supportive older sister. His mother, grieving the trial separation herself, is understanding. While Burgess doesn't return, Reece, with a new human friend, moves on. Cartoonist Parkins provides illustrations of the major characters, all apparently white, and Reece's portrait of Burgess, with toothy grin and bushy eyebrows.A gentle, realistic early chapter book. (Fiction. 6-9)

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