What do you do if you're buried in an avalanche? - Roxie Warbler knows what to do in all kinds of situations. And she's learned it all from her favorite book: "Lord Thistlebottom's Book of Pitfalls and How to Survive Them." But there's one situation Roxie doesn't know how to handle and that's dealing with Helvetia's Hooligans, the meanest band of bullies in school. Then Roxie and the hooligans are stranded together on a desert island, the hideout of a couple of criminals on the lam. Can five kids, armed with only a load of survival tactics and a little bit of teamwork, vanquish the villains and find their way home? "- Do not panic. Dig a hole around yourself and spit. The saliva will fall downward, telling you which direction is up."
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Nine-year-old Roxie Warbler knows a lot about dangers and pitfalls and how to overcome them; she is the niece of Uncle Dangerfoot, the sidekick of Lord Thistlebottom, the world-famous adventurer and author. But, though she has memorized the survival tips, she is a fearful little girl, afraid of thunder and lightning, floods and tornadoes and the gang of mean kids at school. Helvetia's Hooligans are merciless in their assessment of Roxanne's oversized ears. When Roxie ends up in a dumpster on her way out to sea with the Hooligans, she has to dig deep into her bag of survival tricks. In this genial melodrama, young readers will cheer for Roxie as she learns, above all, not to panic. With the help of her kind and attentive friend Norman, Roxie saves the day, makes friends with the Hooligans and captures the bank robbers! Uncle Dangerfoot and Lord Thistlebottom could not be prouder. Three cheers-and some gingersnaps and lemonade-for Roxie, the girl who does not panic. Jolly fun. (Fiction. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews)
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