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Stumpy Squirrel has just settled into a new nest in a magnificent pin oak in Gooseberry Park. Its the perfect spot for her babies to be born! When they arrive healthy and strong, Stumpys three good friends--a Labrador retriever, a wise hermit crab, and a bat who eats Chinese food--are thrilled. But after a terrible ice storm destroys the pin oak, Stumpy disappears. It takes a special combination of courage, humor, and tenacity for Stumpys friends to rescue her babies and bring her home again. “A tender tale delivered by a sure hand.”--Kirkus Reviews “Readers will relish every moment of this impeccably paced fantasy and its winning depictions of the unique perspectives and quandaries of four unlikely companions.”--Publishers Weekly

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When Kona, a Labrador retriever, meets Stumpy, a squirrel in Gooseberry Park, they're best friends at first sight. But after Stumpys babies are born, disaster strikes in the form of a violent ice storm. Kona is not a fair-weather friend; hes worried sick! How will Stumpy and her babies survive? With the help of Murray, a hilarious bat, and Gwendolyn, a wise hermit crab, Kona shows just how true--and heroic--a friend can be.

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After an ice storm puts Stumpy Squirrel and her newborn babies in danger, her friends come to her rescue.

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In this animal adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Rylant, Stumpy Squirrel has just settled into a new nest in a magnificent pin oak in Gooseberry Park. Its the perfect spot for her babies to be born! When they arrive healthy and strong, Stumpys three good friends--a Labrador retriever, a wise hermit crab, and a bat who eats Chinese food--are thrilled. But after a terrible ice storm destroys the pin oak, Stumpy disappears. It takes a special combination of courage, humor, and tenacity for Stumpys friends to rescue her babies and bring her home again. Arthur Howard's black-and-white illustrations illuminate the companions adventures throughout.

Synopsis:

A terrible ice storm sends the residents of Gooseberry Park scrambling. Kona, the chocolate Labrador, is determined to find his good friend Stumpy the squirrel, whose babies are all alone.

About the Author

CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of more than a hundred books for young people, and her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
ARTHUR HOWARD is the illustrator of the Mr. Putter & Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant and the Bubba and Beau series by Kathi Appelt. He has also written and illustrated five picture books of his own. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152061593
Author:
Rylant, Cynthia
Publisher:
Harcourt Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Howard, Arthur
Author:
Howard, Arthur
Subject:
Animals - Squirrels
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Squirrels
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations and cover
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 0.27 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 144 pages Harcourt Paperbacks - English 9780152061593 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When Kona, a Labrador retriever, meets Stumpy, a squirrel in Gooseberry Park, they're best friends at first sight. But after Stumpys babies are born, disaster strikes in the form of a violent ice storm. Kona is not a fair-weather friend; hes worried sick! How will Stumpy and her babies survive? With the help of Murray, a hilarious bat, and Gwendolyn, a wise hermit crab, Kona shows just how true--and heroic--a friend can be.
"Synopsis" by ,
After an ice storm puts Stumpy Squirrel and her newborn babies in danger, her friends come to her rescue.
"Synopsis" by , In this animal adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Rylant, Stumpy Squirrel has just settled into a new nest in a magnificent pin oak in Gooseberry Park. Its the perfect spot for her babies to be born! When they arrive healthy and strong, Stumpys three good friends--a Labrador retriever, a wise hermit crab, and a bat who eats Chinese food--are thrilled. But after a terrible ice storm destroys the pin oak, Stumpy disappears. It takes a special combination of courage, humor, and tenacity for Stumpys friends to rescue her babies and bring her home again. Arthur Howard's black-and-white illustrations illuminate the companions adventures throughout.
"Synopsis" by , A terrible ice storm sends the residents of Gooseberry Park scrambling. Kona, the chocolate Labrador, is determined to find his good friend Stumpy the squirrel, whose babies are all alone.
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