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Ruckus

by Laurie Elmquist, illustrated by David Parkins

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emotions & feelings, marriage & divorce, dogs
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Reece's new dog, Ruckus, tears through life like a Tyrannosaurus rex. He bites everything that moves and drives Reece's mom nuts. The puppy was Dad's idea, to make things easier for Reece after his parents' separation, but Ruckus is not easy at all and Mom is getting fed up. When her diamond earrings go missing, it sends the family into a tailspin. What happens when a dog swallows something precious? Reece is about to find out. But they can't give up on this little Jack Russell terror, can they? He's family, after all.

We first met Reece and his family in the Orca Echoes title Where's Burgess? by Laurie Elmquist.

About the Authors
Laurie Elmquist holds an MA in Literature and creative writing from the University of Windsor in Ontario and has been published in several magazines and anthologies. A teacher at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia, and an online instructor at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Laurie has served as a judge for several competitions, including the Canadian Authors Association's Literary Awards. When she's not writing, Laurie enjoys exploring the beaches of the west coast, from California to Vancouver Island.
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David Parkins has illustrated numerous children's books. He also does editorial illustrations, political cartoons, and strip cartoons. David lives in Lansdowne, Ontario.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Editorial Reviews

“Lending itself to being read aloud quite well, this title could provide a good basis for a discussion on complex issues.”

— School Library Connection

“Elmquist expertly weaves many issues of social responsibility into the main story and introduces young readers to social activism, environmentalism, and climate change...Children will enjoy this story about a busy puppy and the young boy who cares for him.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"An inviting read for those newly transitioned to chapter books."

— Kirkus Reviews

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