Hoppy and Joe by Betty Paraskevas

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Hoppy is a wisecracking one-legged seagull who dreams of living on a southern beach, although it seems unlikely he will be able to get there.

Joe is a big scruffy dog who is lonely all day while his owner, Gino, works at his lemon-ice stand.

Then Hoppy and Joe meet. The two become friends, and they change each other's lives.

Betty and Michael Paraskevas, the creators of Junior Kroll, the Ferocious Beast, the Tangerine Bear, and other beloved picture book characters, introduce two of their most memorable characters in Hoppy and Joe.


About Betty Paraskevas

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Paraskevas is the creator of Junior Kroll, who appears in Dan's Papers and Hemispheres, and the Ferocious Beast, featured on Nickelodeon. Paraskevas is the son of Betty Paraskevas.
Published April 1, 1999 by Simon & Schuster (Juv). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Readers looking for something to read at the beach, or to read when the beach is closed, will appreciate Paraskevas’s spry, sunny drawings, bright with the colors of the seaside and as welcome as a spray of waves on a hot day.

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Later, when Joe's owner decides to pack up the truck and move south, Hoppy thinks it's curtains for their companionship, but Joe finds a way to keep everyone together.

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