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Lolo Weaver Swims Upstream

I am so excited to be hosting a spot on the wonderful LOLO WEAVER SWIMS UPSTREAM by Polly Farquhar Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About Lolo Weaver

Lolo weaver book cover


Author: Polly Farquhar

Pub. Date: April 25, 2023

Publisher: Holiday House

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 240

Buy it: Amazon (blog books)

Find it: Goodreads or Here

“Not since Ramona Quimby has a character marched right out of a book with so much bravado, humor, and heart.”–Barbara O’Connor, New York Times bestselling author of Wish

A headstrong girl’s quest to steal back her family’s dog goes awry in this humorous and compassionate novel.

Lolo is stuck in summer school with a teacher who is out to get her while her family is still reeling from her grandfather’s death. Even his dog is mourning, howling outside all night and every night. Finally, lovable old Hank is sent to a farm across the lake that takes foster dogs.

And it’s all Lolo’s fault. 

Lolo knows she has to get Hank back. In a tippy canoe, Lolo crosses the almost-dried-out lake to steal her dog back. But she runs into Noah, a student in her summer school class and Hank’s new owner—and he loves Hank as much as she does.

As Lolo’s plan unravels and her uneasy alliance with Noah grows into a friendship, the question of what’s best for Hank becomes muddier. Can Lolo manage to do the right thing—for once? 

Itch author Polly Farquhar returns to Ohio with a tale of a big-hearted girl searching for answers to tough questions in all the wrong places. Fans of Gary Schmidt will love Farquhar’s blend of honesty, humor, and heart.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Review for Lolo Weaver

Growing up in the Midwest, we longed for summer vacation but not the heat, humidity, or mosquitos! Add those to the fact that poor Lolo is down on her luck in every aspect of her life. She’s stuck in summer school (the worst fate ever) with a teacher who hates her. Her grandpa has passed away and his dog now lives with a foster family. Her grandma is sad – so Lolo decides to get the dog back. How hard can it be? He’s just across the lake! For dog lovers out there, this is a must-read. For kids already bored with summer vacation – check this one out.  It’s been a day or two since I was in school (wink) but even I can appreciate a great book when I read it – no matter the age. 

About the Author

Polly Farquhar is the author of Itch. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Ohio State University, and her short stories for grown-ups have been published in literary magazines. Polly is also the recipient of multiple Individual Artist Grants from the Ohio Arts Council. She resides with her husband and daughters in the Columbus, Ohio area. Originally from upstate New York, her favorite place to canoe is the Adirondacks.

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Giveaway for Lolo Weaver

1 winner will receive a finished copy of  LOLO WEAVER SWIMS UPSTREAM, US Only.

Ends June 13th, midnight EST.

Don’t miss this one – enter here – and good luck!

lolo weaver blog tour schedule

Lolo Weaver Tour Schedule

6/5/2023Kim’s Book Reviews and Writing Aha’s 
6/8/2023Author Z. Knight’s Guild
6/8/2023Two Points of Interest
6/9/2023Not In Jersey

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