Lolo Weaver Swims Upstream


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$18.99  $17.66
Holiday House
Publish Date
5.6 X 8.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Polly Farquhar, author of Itch which received 2 starred reviews, earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Ohio State University and her short stories have been published in literary magazines such as Prairie Schooner and the Mid-American Review. She is also the recipient of two Individual Artists Grants from the Ohio Arts Council. She resides with her husband and daughters in the Columbus, Ohio area, near where her books are set.


"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

"Bittersweet and heartwarming."--The Horn Book

"This character-driven story is full of warmth and lyrical prose that will fill the reader's heart. Lolo is a passionate and strong character who has many relatable and admirable qualities."--School Library Connection

"Dog lovers will dote on. "--Booklist

"Lolo's realizations are organic and moving.."--Publishers Weekly

"A big-hearted story about grief, disappointment, and learning to trust yourself and others. Lolo's quest shows us that, even when your heart is broken, you can still figure out a way to fix things."--Kate Albus, author of A Place To Hang the Moon

"Lolo has the feel of a classic, where small aventures loom large and gentle discoveries change lives. A new friend, a phalanx of pooping geese, and a run-in with a skunk add to the fun, even as this reader's eyes kept misting over. Lolo's unique voice is going to stay with you long after you close this lovely book."--Tricia Springstubb, author of What Happened on Fox Street