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Animals Welcome: A Life of Reading, Writing and Rescue
     

Animals Welcome: A Life of Reading, Writing and Rescue

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by Peg Kehret
 

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A moving memoir from an award-winning author

A mother cat and her kittens, shot with a pellet gun. A poacher illegally stalking a bear. Peg Kehret tells these true stories and more as she invites readers into her life on a small wildlife sanctuary.

Vividly showing the joys of animal rescue while providing facts about the animals and birds she

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A moving memoir from an award-winning author

A mother cat and her kittens, shot with a pellet gun. A poacher illegally stalking a bear. Peg Kehret tells these true stories and more as she invites readers into her life on a small wildlife sanctuary.

Vividly showing the joys of animal rescue while providing facts about the animals and birds she encounters, Kehret also shares the tragedy of her husband's sudden death, and the pain of losing Pete, the shelter cat who co-authored three of her books. Written with honesty, heart, and humor, Animals Welcome is a personal glimpse into the life of an author who loves animals, and the philosophy by which she lives.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up—In her memoir, Kehret focuses on her love of animals and her rescue efforts for pets and wildlife. She lives in a log cabin on 10 wooded acres in Washington that adjoin hundreds of acres of forest land. This environment brings nature to her doorstep, and it is in this setting that she writes children's books and interacts with animals. Each chapter focuses on how she found an animal in need, what she did for it, and how it thrived. Black-and-white snapshots provide a glimpse of each one. She weaves in information about her writing and family life, including the death of her husband. Pet lovers, future vets, writers, and readers who enjoy memoirs will be charmed by this insightful presentation.Helen Foster James, University of California at San Diego
Kirkus Reviews
In a dream house on land certified as a wildlife sanctuary, Kehret and her husband Carl made their home welcome to animals. When they moved into their cabin on 10 wooded acres abutting forests in Washington, Peg and Carl had two cats, Pete and Molly, and a cairn terrier named Daisy. Over the years came a succession of stray and rescue cats and an occasional dog. When Carl died of heart problems after 48 years of marriage, Peg turned his studio (where he had restored player pianos and other mechanical instruments) into a foster home for cats. The studio became known as the cat room and sported a sign reading, "Home for Wayward Cats: Strays Welcome." It was a safe house that Kehret fancied as akin to safe houses for runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad. Each chapter is a new adventure with a cat or dog that comes into Kehret's life, and young readers who love animals will enjoy these chatty anecdotes. Young readers will understand when the author says she not only rescued animals, they, in turn, rescued her by providing companionship after the death of her husband. A pet lover's delight. (9-13)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101574942
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/16/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Lexile:
950L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
10 Years

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Meet the Author

Peg Kehret is the winner of more than forty state young reader awards. She lives in Washington State with her rescued dog and two rescued cats.

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Animals Welcome: A Life of Reading, Writing and Rescue 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to read this book because im totally addicted to animals. Im so gonna be a veterinarian when i grow up. I got dibs!!!!!!!!! I so wish i could meet peg kehret someday...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peg is the best author ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are one of the people who gave this one then get a LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Worst book ever writen i just hate hated that book made a mistake of buying it want my 11 Bucks back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever! I soooooooo wish I could get Peg Kherets aurograph!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S i never actually read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this and i wanted to vomit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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