Lola Flies Alone
by Bill Richardson
illustrated by Bill Pechet
- Included in the Globe & Mail's "The Globe 100" for 2021
- Included in the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Autumn 2021)
Her name was Harriet, but everyone called her Harry. Harry was an only child. Then, unexpectedly, her mother had identical septuplets.
“Seven’s a lot of work,” said her father.
“Harry will help,” said her mother.
After her parents are duped by a coyote who is a master of disguise, Harriet (“Harry” for short) and her seven younger siblings are left to fend for themselves. Their only resource is their parents’ now-empty bedroom, so Harry and her brothers and sisters open a “hare bed and breakfast.” It is a great success. Then, the coyote comes calling again, and learns that revenge is a dish best served as breakfast.
Award-winning author Bill Richardson and acclaimed artist Bill Pechet join forces in this charming and hilarious tale about self-reliant young hares and a coyote who gets her comeuppance.
8 x 7.5 hardcover, 68 pages. For readers 6 to 8.