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Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

When Kona, a Labrador retriever, meets Stumpy, a squirrel in Gooseberry Park, they're best friends at first sight. But after Stumpyand#8217;s babies are born, disaster strikes in the form of a violent ice storm. Kona is not a fair-weather friend; heand#8217;s 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:

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. Itand#8217;s the perfect spot for her babies to be born! When they arrive healthy and strong, Stumpyand#8217;s 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 Stumpyand#8217;s friends to rescue her babies and bring her home again. Arthur Howard's black-and-white illustrations illuminate the companionsand#8217; adventures throughout.

About the Author

CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of more thanand#160;a hundredand#160;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 and 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:
9780152322427
ill.:
Howard, Arthur,
Author:
Howard, Arthur
Author:
Rylant, Cynthia
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Animals - Squirrels
Subject:
Squirrels
Subject:
Animals -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
91-19
Publication Date:
20070801
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 3 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations and cover
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 144 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780152322427 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
After an ice storm puts Stumpy Squirrel and her newborn babies in danger, her friends come to her rescue.
"Synopsis" by , When Kona, a Labrador retriever, meets Stumpy, a squirrel in Gooseberry Park, they're best friends at first sight. But after Stumpyand#8217;s babies are born, disaster strikes in the form of a violent ice storm. Kona is not a fair-weather friend; heand#8217;s 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 , 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. Itand#8217;s the perfect spot for her babies to be born! When they arrive healthy and strong, Stumpyand#8217;s 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 Stumpyand#8217;s friends to rescue her babies and bring her home again. Arthur Howard's black-and-white illustrations illuminate the companionsand#8217; adventures throughout.
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