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Children's Fiction Squirrels

Batcat and the Seven Squirrels

by (author) Eric Walters

illustrated by Kasia Charko

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2016
Category
Squirrels, Baby Animals, Cats
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459812550
    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
    List Price
    $7.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459812574
    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
    List Price
    $5.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8

Description

Nathan has always loved animals and longs for a pet. When a baby squirrel shows up at Nathan's door, he wonders what could have happened to its mother. It isn't long before his family discovers six more orphaned baby squirrels in need of food and shelter. With help from Batcat, a neighborhood cat who is fed by many but owned by no one, Nathan learns to care for the squirrels. But all babies must leave the nest eventually. Will Nathan finally find a pet to call his own?

About the authors

Eric Walters is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at www.ericwalters.net.

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Eric Walters' profile page

Pamela McDowell’s first career was in education, teaching junior high and high school. She began writing when she left teaching and has now written more than twenty nonfiction books for children. Pamela grew up in Alberta and enjoys writing about the diverse animals and habitats of her home province. Ospreys in Danger is her first work of fiction. Pamela lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband, two kids and an Australian shepherd. For more information, visit www.pamelamcdowell.ca.

 

Kasia Charko's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books starred selection

Editorial Reviews

"[B]oth endearing and instructive...a high-interest story with a gentle message that is sure to appeal."

Kirkus Reviews

"The artwork is quite delightful and complements the warmth of the story."

Resource Links

Other titles by Eric Walters

Other titles by Kasia Charko

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