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The Tarantula in My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets
The Tarantula in My Purse And 172 Other Wild Pets Author:Jean Craighead George 1 Screech Owl — 6 Ducklings — 1 Weasel — 1 Toad — 3 Crows — 1 Raccoon — 3 Salamanders — 1 Goose — 7 Sunfish — 1 Skunk — 1 Tarantula — And that's just the beginning of the list'Jean Craighead George has counted at least 173 wild pets that became part of the family as she raised her three children. As the Georges cared for this wildly varied assortment of an... more »imals, their stories made their ways into the books that Jean was writing, many of which have become children's classics.Humorous, heart-warming, and just plain entertaining, these stories by Newbery Medalist Jean Craighead George recall what life was like as she raised three children and 173 wild pets. On any given day there might be a bat in the refrigerator, an owl in the shower, or a crow at the kitchen table. Jean Craighead Georges respect for nature and its many creatures is evident in all of her writing. Here, she offers a personal, firsthand account of the many animals that made their way into her life and her books. 1996 Pick of the Lists (ABA)
This book was a good book and the stories were funny and intresting to read, exspecially if you like animals. I do think that most nine year olds are probaly not at this reading level. Eleven or twelve year olds would probably enjoy it more.