The Hoppernots deliver an unforgettable adventure about friendship, strange alliances, and community.
When frightened Elders announce a Hoppernot sighting, Max, Cristobel, and Spyder think they know exactly what to do. With a nose for adventure—and because the Elders are all talk and no hop—they sneak off to find out if the legendary creatures are real and discover Hoppernots not only exist, but they are destroying their home.
The adventure begins when the mischievous trio issues a call to action to drive the dangerous creatures away from their beloved home. Along the way, they discover a secret weapon, an unlikely alliance, and they must find a way to make the Elders forget their troublemaking past and trust them enough to follow them into a battle of survival and fight for the lake they call home or risk losing it...and their lives.
Debut author Deborah Blake Dempsey weaves a fantastical tale for readers still young enough to be enchanted by woodland dwellers and for older readers who secretly believe in the magic and madness of the forest.
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I bought this for my grandkids and enjoyed reading it as much as they did. The Hoppernots is a story about survival and unexpected heroes told from the point of view of frogs. Other animals play a role in this fun tale - crows, snakes, fish and more - but Cristobel, Max, and that little hungry bugger Spyder steal the show every time. I never paid that much to frogs before, but I will now. What I like most is that my grandkids know have a curiosity about what happens outside their video games and I'm going to capitalize on it.