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Gator on the loose!

by Stauffacher, Sue, 1961-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 8 copies
Available (6)
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Series JUV Stauffacher
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Juvenile Series
Call Number  JUV Stauffacher
CLP - Carrick Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Stauffacher
Location  CLP - Carrick
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j FICTION Stauffacher
CLP - Knoxville Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Stauffacher
Location  CLP - Knoxville
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j FICTION Stauffacher
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j FICTION Stauffacher
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection
Call Number  j FICTION Stauffacher
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak Children Fiction J STA
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  J STA
Plum Community Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC STA
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J FIC STA
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Meet the Carters: Mr. and Mrs. Carter, 10-year-old daughter Keisha, five-year-old Razi, baby Paolo, and Grandma Alice. Together, they run Carters' Urban Rescue, the place you call when you've got an animal where it shouldn't be. In their first adventure, there's a baby alligator at the city pool, which will seriously interfere with opening day, especially Keisha's cannonball practice. So it's up to the whole family to figure out what to do with the poor guy who has no business hanging around Michigan. Luckily for all of them, and thanks to some serious ingenuity from Keisha, the answer is closer than they ever could have imagined.
Sue Stauffacher turns to her first series effort with Animal Rescue Team. With compelling plots based on actual events in her community, Sue has created a lovable cast of characters of boys and girls, young and old, who feel like people you'd meet at your neighborhood block party. Written in an accessible and engaging style meant to appeal to those independent readers looking to be excited and entertained, and with subplots about friendship, siblings, the environment, and animal conservation, along with plenty of humor, these will be a hit with teachers and librarians, and parents, as well as kids themselves.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This first volume in Animal Rescue Team, a new series for middle-grade readers, introduces Carters' Urban Rescue, a family business that specializes in rescuing wild animals from a Michigan neighborhood. In their debut adventure, the mixed-race Carters remove an alligator from a city swimming pool and try to find a suitable home for the critter. The mother, Fayola, and the baby, Paulo, take secondary roles, and Grandma Alice and little Razzi are more often accidentally helpful than productively so. Keisha, 10, and her dad, Fred, are the brains behind the operation. Teamwork and competency emerge as major themes, as Keisha and her father channel the often well-meaning energy of friends and family to help to keep the team on track and the animals safely dispatched to a suitable environment. The author works information about alligators naturally into the text and peoples her book with animal-welfare members from her own community. Situational comedy, appealing spot art, and a personable protagonist will give this series broad appeal. The second series installment, Special Delivery, is being released simultaneously.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Stauffacher's (Donutheart) Animal Rescue Team series opens with a slightly overwritten story introducing a Michigan family that runs a wildlife rehabilitation service. After 10-year-old Keisha Carter; her younger brother, Razi; and their father and grandmother rescue an alligator that has wandered into the city pool, the creature escapes from the family's bathtub (where they've placed it for safekeeping), necessitating a second rescue. Called upon to evaluate the gator's condition, a zoo employee helps deliver the moral: alligators don't make suitable pets and often can't survive when released into the wild by their owners. Keisha is a virtual encyclopedia of facts about alligators and other animals, and the sheer chaos of the Carter family's multiracial household-with friends and neighbors constantly popping in-keeps the story moving. The environmental message, though, is delivered with a somewhat heavy hand, and the humor-largely generated by unconvincingly eccentric Grandma (who's obsessed with fashion and looking young) and grating chatterbox Razi-can feel forced, though animal lovers are unlikely to mind. The series continues in July with Special Delivery! Ages 8-10. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Stauffacher, Sue, 1961- Animal rescue team (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.)
Subjects Alligators -- Juvenile fiction.
Animal rescue -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction.
Alligators -- Fiction.
Animal rescue -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Lamont, Priscilla.
Language English
Description 149 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780375858475 (hardcover)
0375858474 (hardcover)
9780375958472 (library binding)
0375958479 (library binding)
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