Roxie and the Hooligans

Roxie Warbler knows how to handle just about anything thanks to Lord Thistlebottom’s Book of Pitfalls and How to Survive Them. She can find water in the desert, she knows what to do if she has a malfunctioning parachute, and she could survive on top of a moving train…but Roxie doesn’t know what to do about the bullies that plague her every day.

Helvetia’s Hooligans, four of the meanest kids in town, love to torture Roxie. They seem to delight in making fun of her ears, and Roxie just wants them to stop. One day, she runs away from the Hooligans…and that leads all five kids into an adventure none of them could have ever expected.

Now, Roxie and the Hooligans are stranded on an island. They have no food, no water, and no shelter. At first, the Hooligans want to punish Roxie for getting them into this mess. (They must have forgotten the part when their bullying made Roxie run away from them in the first place.) Eventually, though, these four bullies realize that Roxie’s knowledge of survival skills might just be useful. This becomes even more important when they realize that they’re not alone on this island.

Two violent bank robbers are hiding away on this island, and Roxie and the Hooligans will have to work together to not only survive but also remain hidden from these dangerous criminals and find some way to be rescued. Can Roxie prove to everyone that she’s more than just a girl with large ears? Can she make peace with those who bully her and turn them into friends? And will Roxie and the Hooligans last through their time on this island and finally be rescued?

Answer all of these questions and more when you read Roxie and the Hooligans by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor!

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