The Tarantula in My Purse and 172 Other Wild Pets

True-Life Stories to Read Aloud

by Jean Craighead George, Richard Cowdrey

On Sale: 07/02/2019

The Tarantula in My Purse and 172 Other Wild Pets

True-Life Stories to Read Aloud

by Jean Craighead George

illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

On Sale: 07/02/2019

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About the Book

From bestselling nature writer and Newbery Medal winner Jean Craighead George comes an autobiographical story about how wild it can be living in a house full of animal fans.

Imagine living with a skunk in your closet, a bat in your refrigerator, and a tarantula in your purse!

In this hilarious autobiographical account, Newbery Medal–winning author and acclaimed naturalist Jean Craighead George describes her adventures in a house full of wildlife enthusiasts—and the amazing animals themselves.

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Critical Praise

“A one of-a-kind lesson in living with nature. Endearingly told.” - Publishers Weekly

“Narrated with humor and warmth.” - Kirkus Reviews

“These brief, amusing vignettes make wonderful read-alouds to share with the whole family.” - School Library Journal

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064462013
  • ISBN 10: 0064462013
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 07/02/2019
  • Pages: 144
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Pets
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Humor / General

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