Connection with nature and respect for life in the wild is central to this story of love and healing. Twelve-year-old Minnie lives in remote North American mountains with her stepfather Dan. Since her mother passed away, life hasn’t been the same and she has been unable to shake-off the feeling of loss. It is threatening to overwhelm her.
One day, she and her friend, Billy, discover four giant footprints. They can’t have been made by a human and they’re unlike any animal prints they’ve every seen. Could they have been made by a Sasquatch – the legendary Bigfoot who is said to roam the mountains?
Told from a dual point of view, Bigfoot Mountain examines the perspectives of a young girl trying to make sense of life and a group of magnificent creatures who find their ancient paths blocked by a development of cabins. As they struggle to understand each other, can they discover what it is that connects them all?
Bigfoot Mountain is superbly confident and engrossing debut novel and one very much to be recommended for middle grade readers.