The Hoppernots - kindle book by Deborah Blake Dempsey

A middle-grade fantasy novel for readers still young enough to be enchanted by woodland dwellers and for older readers who secretly believe in the magic and madness of the forest.

After the Deep Sleep, when Max, Cristobel, and Spyder awaken from their winter hibernation, the last thing they expect is for the lakefront they call home to be invaded by Hoppernots.

All their life they’d heard that Hoppernots were large two armed, two-legged, bobble headed creatures who walked upright as if sticks were stuck to their legs, kidnapped fish from the lake, and caused birds to drop from the sky. But the trio knew the scare tactics the Elders took to keep the young ones, especially them, in line and out of trouble.  They thought it was all an old Croaklore . . . until they came face to face with the oddly terrifying – and not so mythical - creatures destroying the tumbledown summerhouse shared by all the lake’s animals.

The truce between the frogs and the other animals of Lake Fibian is already uneasy. Will the appearance of the Hoppernots destroy them all or will three unlikely heroes be born?