BUGS POTTER LIVE AT NICKANINNY
Two teenagers who are not fond of each other, two families
who are good friends, and two anthropologists who are searching for a lost Indian
tribe are the main ingredients of this hilarious, fast-moving tale of wilderness
camping in Northern Ontario. David Potter, alias "Bugs," reluctantly
accompanies his family to the wilds, leaving his drums,
rock concerts, and all other trappings (except one hundred chocolate bars and a tape
recorder) of the civilized world behind. A day of roughing it convinces Bugs to find a place of his own, a cave, and start a rock band using "found"
pots, jeans, a leather vest, and much ingenuity.
The anthropologists, hearing the erratic drumming, are convinced the lost tribe is found, and the plot accelerates when news of this "discovery"
leaks out and anthropologists from around the world converge on Lake Naka mee chee. No problem is insurmountable for irresistible Bugs as he
turns the serious anthropologists into his rock concert audience, an Indian of the lost tribe and a lonely Ranger into friends, and a teenage
counterpart into the lead singer in the band. Korman, author of this easy-reading, zany adventure, develops each character with the same expert
clarity he used in Who Is Bugs Potter?, the first book in what one hopes will be a long series.
Janet E. Goldack, Grant Park H.S., Winnipeg, MB.