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Footloose the Mongoose and the Jumping Flea
by Elaine Olelo Masters  Illustrator, Jeff Pagay 

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Publisher:  Island Heritage Publishers ISBN-10:  0896100448 Type: 


Copyright:  Jan 1 1998

Barnes &
Island Heritage

Footloose, a mongoose living in Hawaii, learns responsibility when he masters the ukulele. But his mother still wishes he would clean up his room.

Footloose the Mongoose finds a strange thing with strings and learns to imitate bird calls by pressing and strumming the strings. He and his friend, Shifty, visit Old Mrs. Honu's school down on the beach where the young turtles are learning to count shells. Mrs. Honu tells him that what he found is an ukulele. Going out in the dark, Footloose conquers his fear to observe people playing an ukulele. He practices hard and soon is playing for concerts and baby luaus. His father is proud--but his mother still wishes he would clean up his room. 

Footloose the Mongoose lived in a little house with his mother and father in the bushes by the big, wide ocean. Every day he scampered up the coconut trees. He splashed in the cool ocean waves. And he rolled in the sun-warmed grass that grew outside his house....

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Reader Reviews for "Footloose the Mongoose and the Jumping Flea"

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/26/2002
I like the excerpt! What marvelous illustrations sure to please children and the story line is excellent.

molly martin, 20+ year classroom teacher
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