Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is the author of over 140 books for both children and adults, including the Newbery Award-winning “Shiloh.” She had her first short story published when she was 16 and writes all kinds of books–fantasy, adventure, suspense, family life, serious and funny. At the 2018 Festival, Phyllis will be speaking about her latest book, “Roxie and the Hooligans at Buzzard’s Roost.” She lives in Gaithersburg, Md.
Author Website: http://alicemckinley.wordpress.com/
Roxie and the Hooligans are back and this time, Smoky Jo is swiped by a kidnapper who is as blunder-prone as Roxie, Uncle Dangerfoot, and Lord Thistlebottom are clever.
Roxie is back! And that means the Hooligans are not far behind. The last time we saw the lot of them, they were being honored as town heroes for thwarting a bank robbery. Now these friends find more trouble afoot…that is, Uncle Dangerfoot to be exact. Roxie’s most beloved uncle is taking her on vacation to a beach house, and of course the Hooligans sneak along.
But their little beach vacation is not what it seems when the Hooligans unveil the secret invention Uncle Dangerfoot has been hiding from his nemesis, who would do anything to get his hands on it. So when one of those rowdy, messy, trouble-making Hooligans goes missing, the suspect is obvious. But, when it comes to those LOUD, mess-making, rambunctious, always-hungry, ill-mannered Hooligans, what’s worse: Missing a Hooligan? Or staying sane while keeping her hostage?!