Alice is starting in yet another new school, her eighth school in seven years. Lately, she has spent her days trying to disappear. She slumps, she hunches, and tries to hide her large feet and tame her wild hair. Her parents have given up trying to understand her and she has never made a friend.
Now Alice is being sent off to The Experimental Center for Love and Learning, a boarding school in upstate New York. The school promises to be a place where everyone can learn from each other with “an atmosphere of inclusivity and respect, where hierarchies are nonexistent, where age and grades don’t matter as much as the understanding that we all have things to learn from one another.” Alice wonders if the school was as weird as it sounds.
Although Alice is not yet aware, this is going to be a year like no other. This will be the year she makes a friend who shares so many of the same problems as Alice. Her new friend, from across the lake, has no friends. Many members of her tribe feel she is a danger to the community and has crazy ideas about the direction the tribe should take into the future. Millie even feels it would be beneficial to make contact with the no-furs across the lake.
The Littlest Bigfoot is a story of understanding and embracing one’s uniqueness. The story explores what makes a friendship and the responsibilities that go along with being a true friend and a valuable part of a larger community.