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The Wild Place Adventure Series 3-Book Bundle

Howl / The Truth About Brave / Saving Crazy

by (author) Karen Hood-Caddy

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
May 2015
Category
General, Bullying, Multigenerational
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459733053
    Publish Date
    May 2015
    List Price
    $19.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

All three books of Karen Hood-Caddy’s critically acclaimed Wild Place series are now available in this ebook bundle! Join Robin from the very beginning as she opens her secret animal shelter, The Wild Place, and learns to stand up both for herself and the animals she protects.

 

Shortlisted for the 2012 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and the 2012 IODE Violet Downey Book Award
Howl delivers … introducing young readers to a broad spectrum of ecology, animal rights, and political activism.”
Quill & Quire
Howl presents the reader with a map both psychologically and logistically of how young people can grow towards maturity and efficacy within their world.”
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Includes:
Saving Crazy
Robin and her activist sidekick Zo-Zo have a crush on the same boy. But when he chooses Robin, Zo-Zo is angry and cuts off their friendship. Robin’s nature-loving grandmother decides to help out by taking them on a high-seas adventure to save whales. Soon, Robin has to choose between her love for a boy and her love for animals.
The Truth About Brave
Whether saving animals from the cruelty of a factory farm or dealing with her sister’s suspected eating disorder, Robin struggles to choose whether taking action would be heroic … or going too far. Worried that she’s a wuss compared to her friend Zo-Zo, Robin takes the risk of following her own path, and finds her inner truth and courage.
Howl
Can a twelve-year-old make a difference for animals? After moving to a rural town, Robin is depressed. But when her pregnant dog plunges into the frozen lake, she saves the dog and hence the puppies. She begins rescuing wild animals, and soon she’s running an illegal animal shelter. When she’s found out, the town tries to shut her down, and she mounts a campaign to save her shelter.

About the author

Karen Hood-Caddy was born in Toronto and educated at Toronto schools. Although she lived in the city as a child, she spent her summers and as many weekends as possible at the family cottage in Muskoka. Her love of the wilderness and particularly of the Muskoka region of Ontario developed early and greatly influenced her entire life. Karen graduated from York University, where she was vice-president of the student’s council, with a degree in sociology. She began her career as a social worker in Toronto, but after several years, feeling jaded and burnt-out, she moved to Scotland. There she lived for seven years at the Findhorn Institute, an international spiritual community, where she was soon leading workshops in meditation and self-empowerment. Her experiences there and her extensive travels throughout India, Greece, Central Europe, Ireland, Morocco and the United States have proven to be important influences in her writing. As a writer, Karen has had poems, short stories and articles published in Canada, the United States and Scotland, but her real passion is for reading and writing novels. A few years ago, John Robert Columbo stated in the Globe and Mail that Karen Hood-Caddy was ”a writer to keep an eye on“. Karen currently lives in Muskoka. She still loves the wilderness and believes passionately in the importance of the preservation of our environment. The fact that she is able to live and work in Muskoka, one of the most beautiful regions in Canada, provides her with a continuing source of satisfaction and happiness.

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