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Author George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012.
Title The tarantula in my purse : and 172 other wild pets / written and illustrated by Jean Craighead George.
Pub Info New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©1996.
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Edition 1st ed.
Descript 134 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Audience 830L Lexile
Summary A collection of autobiographical stories about raising a houseful of children and wild pets including crows, skunks, and raccoons.
Contents The genesis -- The screech owl who liked television -- Letting Yammer go -- A bathtub full of ducklings -- The goose and the duck who were arrested for disturbing the peace -- A trouble-making crow -- A talking crow -- The mystery of the pond in the foyer -- Raising a raccoon -- Crowbar goes to the bank -- The demise of the kestrel -- The robin in a teacup and the chickadee in the sunporch -- A crow kidnapping -- The boa constrictor and the Nancy Drew club -- The white mouse experiment -- The skunk in the closet -- Learning from a box turtle -- The bat in the refrigerator -- The tarantula in my purse -- The magpie dilemma -- Filling the empty nest -- The bullfrog who was a prince.
Note Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 3.0 18794.
Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.9 6 Quiz: 11254 Guided reading level: U.
Awards Texas Bluebonnet Award.
Subject George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012 -- Juvenile literature.
George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012.
Wild animals as pets -- Juvenile literature.
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Biography.
Wild animals as pets.
Genre Autobiographies.
Short stories.
ISBN 0060236264
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