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Fiction Ages 6-8
Pages: 80
Themes: squirrels, babies, wildlife, animal rescue, shelter, cats, pets, responsibility, family, orphaned
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 04/10/2016
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Nathan has always loved animals and longs for a pet. When a baby squirrel shows up at Nathan's door, he wonders what could have happened to its mother. It isn't long before his family discovers six more orphaned baby squirrels in need of food and shelter. With help from Batcat, a neighborhood cat who is fed by many but owned by no one, Nathan learns to care for the squirrels. But all babies must leave the nest eventually. Will Nathan finally find a pet to call his own?

Resource Links - October 19, 2016
"The artwork is quite delightful and complements the warmth of the story."
Kirkus Reviews - July 20, 2016
"[B]oth endearing and instructive...a high-interest story with a gentle message that is sure to appeal."

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CCBC Best Books starred selection  | 2017 | Commended

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