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Cougar Frenzy

by (author) Pamela McDowell

illustrated by Kasia Charko

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2019
Category
Environment, Country Life, Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc.
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459820647
    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
    List Price
    $7.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459820661
    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
    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

Could a cougar do that? Cricket McKay is going to find out!

When Cricket McKay and her best friend, Shilo, discover that a cougar has been seen in the town of Waterton, they are thrilled that school closes for a few days as a precaution. The townspeople are worried though. They want the cougar caught and relocated, which could be disastrous for the cougar. Cricket's dad, the national park's warden, is receiving reports of the cougar causing all kinds of trouble around town, but it's the type of trouble it doesn't make sense for a cougar to get into. Then Cricket and Shilo find evidence that another animal may be to blame. With the help of a visiting researcher who is in Waterton studying cougar behavior, Cricket and Shilo must convince the townspeople, and Cricket's dad, that they're after the the wrong animal before it’s too late.

This is the fourth title featuring Cricket and her friends.

 

About the authors

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.

Pamela McDowell's 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 for Kids & Teens, starred selection

Editorial Reviews

“Accessible, entertaining, and empowering for young naturalists...Young environmentalists will appreciate seeing how facts can defy frenzy.”

 

Kirkus Reviews

“Intended for young readers, but the vocabulary is not restricted…Does a good job of presenting the concerns of both sides of the problems of living in an area with predators.”

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“Parents and teachers who hope to instill an interest in animal protection and who also want to promote literacy with easy chapter books for young readers will want to invest in this series.”

Must Read Literature: K thru YA

“Each chapter in Cougar Frenzy is just as entertaining as the last, and the language is very accessible for young readers...Cricket’s engagement will encourage animal lovers to take a stand and empower them to become animal activists themselves.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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Other titles by Kasia Charko