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 Stumpy's friends to rescue her babies and bring her home again. Arthur Howard's black-and-white illustrations illuminate the companions' adventures throughout.
- Paperback | 133 pages
- 157 x 234.2 x 15.7mm | 452.86g
- 13 Oct 1995
- Cengage Learning EMEA
- THOMSON LEARNING
- London, United Kingdom
-First-rate entertainment. Readers will relish every moment of this impeccably paced fantasy and its winning depictions of the unique perspectives and quandaries of four unlikely companions.---Publishers Weekly, starred review-Sophisticated and funny . . . A tender tale delivered by a sure hand.---Kirkus Reviews "First-rate entertainment. Readers will relish every moment of this impeccably paced fantasy and its winning depictions of the unique perspectives and quandaries of four unlikely companions."--Publishers Weekly, starred review"Sophisticated and funny . . . A tender tale delivered by a sure hand."--Kirkus Reviews