Gooseberry Park

gooseberry park

In this animal adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Rylant, Stumpy Squirrel has just settled into a new nest in a magnificent pin oak in Gooseberry Park. It's the perfect spot for her babies to be born! When they arrive healthy and strong, Stumpy's three good friends--a Labrador retriever, a wise hermit crab, and a bat who eats Chinese food--are thrilled.

But after a terrible ice storm destroys the pin oak, Stumpy disappears. It takes a special combination of courage, humor, and tenacity for Stump's friends to rescue her babies and bring her home again. Arthur Howard's black-and-white illustrations illuminate the companions'  adventures throughout.---from the publisher

133 pages                            978-0152061593                    Ages 7-10

Keywords:  squirrels, baby animals, dog, friends, friendship, helping others, being different, courage, humor, fun, adventure, storm, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, read aloud to third graders, chapter book

Sequel is: Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan (2015)

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