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Fiction Ages 6-8
Pages: 96
Themes: family, divorce, separation, responsibility, pets
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 03/Sep/2019
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Reece's new dog, Ruckus, tears through life like a Tyrannosaurus rex. He bites everything that moves and drives Reece's mom nuts. The puppy was Dad's idea, to make things easier for Reece after his parents' separation, but Ruckus is not easy at all and Mom is getting fed up. When her diamond earrings go missing, it sends the family into a tailspin. What happens when a dog swallows something precious? Reece is about to find out. But they can't give up on this little Jack Russell terror, can they? He's family, after all.

We first met Reece and his family in the Orca Echoes title Where's Burgess? by Laurie Elmquist.

Kirkus Reviews
"An inviting read for those newly transitioned to chapter books."
School Library Connection
“Lending itself to being read aloud quite well, this title could provide a good basis for a discussion on complex issues.”

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