Trouble Finds Plum!
Author: Matt Phelan
When raccoons invade the Athensville Zoo, it’s up to Plum and his friends to save their beloved home. Award-winning author-artist Matt Phelan’s Trouble Finds Plum! is the third book about a young peacock whose adventures are funny, hopeful, and always kindhearted. A hilarious and highly illustrated novel perfect for reluctant readers and animal lovers everywhere.
When Plum the peacock stumbles across a raccoon asking for help finding food on a gloomy day at the zoo, he is delighted to assist his new friend. But Scratch the raccoon doesn’t stop there. More and more of Scratch’s friends arrive, and soon the zoo is overrun by rowdy and rude raccoons. Though trouble might have found Plum, Plum has a plan to save the Athensville Zoo—and make a few new friends at the same time.
Award-winning author Matt Phelan has elementary school readers at the heart of each book in the Plum series. These young stand-alone middle grade novels have short chapters and energetic black-and-white illustrations on almost every page, and each book tackles an emotional theme relevant to and accessible for the audience. Full of heart and humor, Trouble Finds Plum! is the third novel about bighearted Plum the peacock and his adventures at the Athensville Zoo (and beyond). Ideal for fans of The Princess in Black and the Mercy Watson series.