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Eleven-year-old Sam's first visit to the remote west coast of Vancouver Island is nothing like she'd expected. Her older cousins tease "the city kid" mercilessly, when they're not ignoring her altogether. She often finds herself left to her own devices. Still, the woods and beaches around Brackenwood Point offer plenty of room to explore. Then, one day, Sam comes face-to-face with a wild cougar and her two cubs, and her summer vacation suddenly gets much more exciting.
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Cougar Cove

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Overview

Eleven-year-old Sam's first visit to the remote west coast of Vancouver Island is nothing like she'd expected. Her older cousins tease "the city kid" mercilessly, when they're not ignoring her altogether. She often finds herself left to her own devices. Still, the woods and beaches around Brackenwood Point offer plenty of room to explore. Then, one day, Sam comes face-to-face with a wild cougar and her two cubs, and her summer vacation suddenly gets much more exciting.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leila Toledo
When eleven-year-old Samantha goes to spend the summer with her older cousins in Vancouver, she expects to have fun. But unfortunately, she finds they enjoy teasing her and playing jokes on their "city" cousin. She sees her summer vacation turning into a disaster. Then one day she comes upon a cougar and her two cubs. Now her vacation is becoming exciting. Young readers will enjoy the suspense as she moves closer and closer to the cougar.
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Gr 4-6Sam, a city girl from Toronto, expects to have a wonderful time when she visits family on Vancouver Island, but she is sadly disappointed. Her 14-year-old twin cousins tease her endlessly, and nickname her Gullible. She labels them The Horribles. Eventually, she decides to spend most of her time alone, watching the fawns and butterflies and rowing in the bay. As she admires the wilderness, she sees a cougar and her two kittens nearby. After her sighting, which nobody believes, she becomes caught up in learning all she can about these creatures. When she and the twins come across another cougar, she knows just how to frighten it away. The Horribles find new respect for Sam, and all three of them become interested in the fate of the large cats on the island. This adventure story is both humorous and touching. While some readers might find Sam's extreme gullibility hard to believe, her self-reliance and independent nature are qualities one can't help but admire. With short chapters and a lot of dialogue, this is a quick read for those who have an interest in the natural worldothers may find the many details of the flora and fauna a bit slow.Elisabeth Palmer Abarbanel, Los Angeles Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554694532
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 569 KB

Meet the Author

Julie Lawson is the award-winning author of many books. She gathers story ideas wherever she goes, whether she is circling the globe on a freighter, living in Pierre Berton's childhood home in Dawson City, or sitting in her own living room. Julie now lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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