The Bigfoot Files

By: Lindsay Eagar

When skeptic Miranda joins her flighty cryptozoologist mom on a hunt to track Bigfoot, she has one goal: use science to prove that the mythical creature doesn’t exist.

ISBN: 9780763692346

JLG Release: Dec 2018


Sensitive Areas: One instance of "damn"
Topics: Magical realism , Bigfoot , Cryptozoology , Mothers and daughters , Single-parent families , Anxiety , Reality television , Science , Financial difficulties

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Twelve-year-old Miranda Cho is a serious student and science-fair champ. Nobody at school knows she yanks out her hair when she feels overwhelmed, just as nobody knows about Kat, her eccentric single mom, an absentminded cryptozoologist. It was fun to believe in fairies when she was young, but now Miranda finds her mother’s beliefs bizarre, embar Twelve-year-old Miranda Cho is a serious student and science-fair champ. Nobody at school knows she yanks out her hair when she feels overwhelmed, just as nobody knows about Kat, her eccentric single mom, an absentminded cryptozoologist. It was fun to believe in fairies when she was young, but now Miranda finds her mother’s beliefs bizarre, embarrassing, and—when the bills go unpaid— terrifying. Miranda channels her anxious perfectionism into an elaborate scheme: she’ll join Kat on one last Bigfoot hunt and, wielding her scientific know-how, convince Kat to abandon her “make-believe” pursuits and get a real job. Determined daughter and dreamy mother clash during their increasingly perilous trip to the Olympic National Park rainforest. A spiraling, effusive third-person narration amplifies both the wildness of Miranda’s thoughts and the awe-inspiring, almost mystical forest (“Miranda saw the forest again for what it was. A tunnel of green, a claustrophobic, lushly green labyrinth—was that its heartbeat she heard now?”). Their expedition quickly becomes a survival adventure, complete with potential werebears, fairy villages, and the cave of Bigfoot itself. While the eventual resolution comes too suddenly, this is an engaging yarn that blurs myth and reality. jessica tackett macdonald

Book Details

ISBN

9780763692346

First Release

December 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

384

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.8; Points: 12;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.5; Points: 19;

Lexile

Level 840L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Candlewick

Potentially Sensitive Areas

One instance of "damn"

Topics

Magical realism, Bigfoot, Cryptozoology, Mothers and daughters, Single-parent families, Anxiety, Reality television, Science, Financial difficulties,

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