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Puddlejumpers. A Wikitastic Book Review By Gigi Novak. Main Characters. Ernie Banks, Wawaywo, or Shawn Fraizer- A boy who is taken from his widowed dad by a group of Puddlejumpers. Root and Runnel – Two Puddlejumpers who take care of baby Wawaywo in the Underneath.

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Puddlejumpers

Puddlejumpers

A Wikitastic Book Review By Gigi Novak


Main characters

Main Characters

  • Ernie Banks, Wawaywo, or Shawn Fraizer- A boy who is taken from his widowed dad by a group of Puddlejumpers.

  • Root and Runnel – Two Puddlejumpers who take care of baby Wawaywo in the Underneath.

  • Russ Fraizer – A father, widower, and a farmer who had his newborn son taken away by mysterious strangers.

  • The Holsapples – A mean man, his twins and Dicky Cobb who turn out to be Ernie’s worst night mare!

  • Joey – Ernie’s blood ‘sister’ and also the daughter of Betty who may be in love with Russ


Summary

Summary

Puddlejumpers is a story of a boy named Shawn who’s mom died while giving birth to him. When he is a baby,he is taken away from his dad, Russ Fraizer, by the Puddlejumpers. Puddlejumpers are 11 inch tall creatures from the Underneath or Puddlejumper Kingdom. They take the baby because they believe he is their Rainmaker. The Puddlejumpers re-name him Wawaywo.


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Three years later, the Troggs come to invade the Puddlejumpers. The Troggs are 8 foot tall hairy beasts of fire. The invasion takes place during a snowstorm in which the Puddlejumpers lose Wawaywo. He is taken by a man and renamed Ernie Banks after the famous Chicago Cubs player. The man brings him to the Lakeside Orphanage for Boys. He grows into a troublemaking boy who loves baseball. He tries to sneak into a Cubs game and as a punishment he is sent to a working farm for 3 weeks.


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Unbeknownst to him, the owner of the farm is his real dad. While he is at the farm the Puddlejumpers find him again. He also develops a friendship w/ the neighbor girl, Joey. The disappearance of Russ’s son has never been solved. While Ernie and Joey were trying to solve the mystery, they discover the mean neighbors turn out to be Troggs. They even capture Joey! Ernie saves Joey with the help of the Puddlejumpers. Ernie fulfils his destiny and beats the Troggs in full battle mode.


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After defeating the Troggs, he goes back to Russ who realizes that Ernie is his long lost son, Shawn, and they live happily ever after.


Problem

Problem

  • A baby boy is taken away from his father by Puddlejumpers. He must fulfill his destiny as their Rainmaker and defeat the Troggs but also find his way back to his dad.


Solution

Solution

  • After many years of separation, Ernie goes to work on his dad’s farm and defeats the Troggs with the Puddlejumpers. His dad realizes Ernie is his long lost son and they live happily ever after.


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