The Bigfoot Files
author: Lindsay Eagar
The Loch Ness Monster. The Frogman. Bigfoot. Twelve-year-old Miranda Cho used to believe in it all, used to love poring over every strange footprint, every stray hair, everything that proved that the world was full of wonders. But that was before her motherís obsession with monsters cost Miranda her friends and her perfect school record, before Miranda found the stack of unopened bills and notices of foreclosure in the silverware drawer. Now the fact that her momís a cryptozoologist doesnít seem wonderful ó itís embarrassing and irresponsible, and it could cost them everything. So Miranda agrees to go on one last creature hunt, determined to use all her scientific know-how to prove to her mother, once and for all, that Bigfoot isnít real. Then her mom will have no choice but to grow up and get a real job ó one that will pay the mortgage and allow Miranda to attend the leadership camp of her dreams. But when the trip goes horribly awry, will it be Miranda whoís forced to question everything she believes?
From the author of Hour of the Bees comes another captivating story that deftly blurs the line between reality and magic ó and will leave you wondering What if?