Lions & Liars
Written by Kate Beasley | Illustrated by Dan Santat
Frederick Frederickson has a food-chain theory about life.
There are lions, like the school bully. Gazelles, like the bullied kids. There are meerkats, and the fleas that live on the butts of meerkats. Frederick's a flea.
Fifth grade is off to a terrible start when Frederick is sent to a disciplinary camp for troublesome boys. His fellow troop mates — Nosebleed, Specs, The Professor, and little-yet-lethal Ant Bite —a re terrifying. But in between trust-building exercises and midnight escape attempts, a tenuous friendship grows between them. Which is lucky, because a Category 5 hurricane is coming and everyone will have to work together—lions and fleas alike — to survive!