I'm Gonna Climb a Mountain in My Patent Leather Shoes
By Marilyn Singer
Illustrator Lynne Avril
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: September 2, 2014
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-0336-2
  • EAN: 9781419703362
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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Sadie is all set for her family’s rustic camping trip—she’s packed her favorite patent leather shoes, ballerina skirt, and other stylish accessories in her sparkly suitcase—everything a girl needs in order to have an adventure! Especially when she thinks Bigfoot is on the loose. Along with her brother, Sadie searches for clues, crawls through a cave, swims down a river, and climbs a mountain. Will she be able to catch the mysterious monster with her lasso of pearls and magic gold wand? Sadie proves that girly girls can get their hands dirty and be brave, too!
Lyrical text is complemented by bright and lively illustrations, and Sadie’s fearlessness will leave readers ready to grab their satin capes and head out on their own adventures!

Praise for I'm Gonna Climb a Mountain...
"This enthusiastic take on girl power embraces having it all—with both strength and style."
--School Library Journal

"Singer's story crackles with humor and attitude, its driving rhythms making it an infectious read-aloud. Avril's busy illustrations, using pastel chalk over a pencil outline, display a range of bright colors and have a slightly dreamy cast, as if they came right out of Sadie's head. So can a girl rough it in ruffles? Silly question."
--Kirkus Reviews

About the author

Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author who has published over 80 books for children, including Mirror Mirror and the bestselling Tallulah series. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Lynne Avril is the illustrator of the bestselling Amelia Bedelia series and Every Cowgirl series. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.