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Animals Welcome: A Life of Reading, Writing and Rescue [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Animals Welcome: A Life of Reading, Writing and Rescue

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Overview

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.
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101574942
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/16/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,126,160
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
  • File size: 3 MB

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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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 Two Tuxedos 3

2 I Didn't Want His Owner to Find Him 16

3 The Cats Who Had Been Shot 27

4 Sad Farewells 41

5 The Pet I've Never Petted 52

6 Living with Wildlife 63

7 My Life Changed Forever 83

8 I Bailed Him Out, and Then He Bit Me 99

9 Short Stays 111

10 The Poacher 122

11 Throwaway Cat 134

12 Breaking My Own Rule 144

13 Many Surprises 160

14 I Wonder What's Next? 171

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Animal lover

    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...

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    What up

    Peg is the best author ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are one of the people who gave this one then get a LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    So mi

    Have sex with me

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    So gay

    Gosh so gay

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Worst book ever writen

    Worst book ever writen i just hate hated that book made a mistake of buying it want my 11 Bucks back

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Worst book ever

    I read this and i wanted to vomit.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Awesome book!!!!!!"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the best book ever! I soooooooo wish I could get Peg Kherets aurograph!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S i never actually read this book!

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    Posted September 1, 2012

    Hi

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