On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781770705302_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $8.99
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
published: June 2010
ISBN:9781770705302
publisher: Dundurn

Wild Spirits

by Rosa Jordan

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $8.99
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
published: June 2010
ISBN:9781770705302
publisher: Dundurn
Description

Eleven-year-old Danny Ryan and 19-year-old Wendy Marshall think their friendship is only about looking after two baby raccoons that Danny has rescued. But when a bank holdup upsets Wendy so much that she can hardly stand to be around people, she leaves her job as a teller, retreats to a farm, and surrounds herself with injured and orphaned wildlife. Danny, neglected at home and considered weird in a town where other boys are into hunting, finds peace on the farm, too, plus excitement, as he and Wendy adopt ever more exotic animals such as llamas, bobcats, a serval, an ocelot, and a blind lynx.

Over time the two friends develop a bond that goes beyond care of the animals to caring for each other. As it turns out, Wendy rescues not just wildlife but Danny, as well. What’s more, the bank robbers are still at large and still a threat, and Danny, now 14, must act to save Wendy’s life.

About the Author

Rosa Jordan's previous novels for young people, The Last Wild Place, The Goatnappers, and Lost Goat Lane, won or were nominated for numerous awards, including the 2007 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle Readers distinction, the Red Maple Award, and the Chocolate Lily Award. She grew up in the Florida Everglades and now lives in Rossland, British Columbia, in the Monashee Mountains.

Author profile page >
Contributor Notes

Rosa Jordan's previous novels for young people, The Last Wild Place, The Goatnappers, and Lost Goat Lane, won or were nominated for numerous awards, including the 2007 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle Readers distinction, the Red Maple Award, and the Chocolate Lily Award. She grew up in the Florida Everglades and now lives in Rossland, British Columbia, in the Monashee Mountains.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Editorial Reviews

"Wild Spirits is a quiet, beautiful book. I was drawn in instantly, and I have to say this is one of my favorite books that has ever been sent to me for review." The Bodacious Pen

— The Bodacious Pen

"Jordans prose is crisp and lucid, as the plot trots along at a good pace from the outset, introducing quirky but appealing characters."

— The Trail Daily Times

"... many young readers will ... enjoy the depth of information Jordan provides on wildlife rehabilitation and the animals they encounter in the story."

— CM Magazine

"Wild Spirits shows that humans can be healed as a result of contact with animals."

— Jeunesse

"Love animals? Then this novel is for you! .. The amazing thing is that ... I could see this plot being real life."

— The Farmer's Daughter's Bookshelf

"If you're passionate about wildlife welfare, have a budding activist on your hands, or just looking for some inspiration about making your own small impact on the world then this is the book for you." Diary of a Bookworm

— www.thediaryofabookworm.com

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Other Titles by Rosa Jordan

Far From Botany Bay

Far From Botany Bay

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged :
More Info
Cuba Unspun

Cuba Unspun

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
More Info
The Woman She Was

The Woman She Was

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...