Crickle-Crack

Crickle-Crack

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by Stephen Cosgrove, Robin James
     
 

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After countless phone calls and letters from fans, we've brought back these time-honored tales. Sharing life lessons and memorable morals, the Serendipity books are a seasoned favorite with children and parents alike. So, journey to the magical, mystical land of Serendipity with these four cherished editions featuring newly revised text from the author.See more details below

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After countless phone calls and letters from fans, we've brought back these time-honored tales. Sharing life lessons and memorable morals, the Serendipity books are a seasoned favorite with children and parents alike. So, journey to the magical, mystical land of Serendipity with these four cherished editions featuring newly revised text from the author.

A sweet young squirrel named Squeakers is scampering through the forest when he comes upon a dangerous Crickle-Crack tree. He knows he should stay away, but curiosity gets the best of him. Squeakers learns the hard way that some things are best left alone.

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Squeakers is a curious young squirrel on the Island of Serendipity. He and his friends have often been warned about the dangers of the Crickle-Crack tree—it grows in the gloomiest part of the forest, looks dead all of the time, and produces tiny buds that never blossom into flowers. The buds were said to have a mysterious power over anyone who ate them, causing weakness of body and mind. Despite the warnings, Squeakers finds himself aroused by the mystery and he eats a bud. He finds that the bud makes him feel wonderful; everything becomes funny, he has unbelievable energy, colors are brighter, sounds are louder. Of course, the feeling wears off eventually, and Squeakers finds himself eating more of the buds to keep the good feeling. As the buds take their toll on him, Squeakers plunges into a downward spiral. He is sent home from school for his misbehavior and finds himself lying to his parents. In the end, his wise parents are able to save him and chop down the tree to prevent others from being drawn in by its power. There is no missing the message of this story meant to encourage young children to say no to drugs. Part of the "Serendipity" series. 2001 (orig. 1978), Price Stern Sloan, $4.99. Ages 5 to 8. Reviewer: Carol Lynch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780843119091
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/05/1987
Series:
Serendipity Books Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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