Dolores and the Big Fire: A True Story

Dolores and the Big Fire: A True Story

by Andrew Clements, Ellen Beier
     
 

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• Simple stories
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True stories of animals that saved people's lives

Dolores and the Big Fire

Dolores is a very timid cat. Her owner, Kyle, keeps a light on all night so she won't be

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Level 1
Starting to Read

• Simple stories
• Increased vocabulary
• Longer sentences

True stories of animals that saved people's lives

Dolores and the Big Fire

Dolores is a very timid cat. Her owner, Kyle, keeps a light on all night so she won't be scared. One night Dolores pokes at Kyle's face while he is sleeping. The house is on fire! Can Dolores wake Kyle up in time?

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Children's Literature
It is hard to imagine someone living alone, but Kyle was an older fellow who lived in an older house all by himself. One day a kitten (Dolores) became a part of his household. They were friends but Dolores wasn't one who liked to be petted or cuddled, though she was obviously very fond of Kyle. One night she jumped on his head and scratched him. What was wrong? The house was filled with smoke. It was a narrow escape for both and a truly heartwarming ending. This is a true story, part of the "Pets to the Rescue" sub-series within the "Ready to Read" series, Level 1. Illustrations are featured on every page and show Dolores and Kyle as ordinary folks, but kids will come away knowing that Dolores was an extraordinary cat. 2002, Simon & Schuster,
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-This wonderful story tells about a cat that saved a man from a fire in their home. Kyle, who had been living alone, acquired Dolores and fell easily into acceptance of her nature. The feline didn't want to be petted but liked having the lights left on in the house; out of love, Kyle appeased her. When black smoke filled the air one night, she used her paws to awaken Kyle. He was able to make it out safely, whereas she was badly burned. With his care, she recovered and even took to sitting on his lap. Beier's realistic watercolor illustrations on each spread reinforce the mood and the action and provide picture clues for new readers. A high-interest subject that will appeal to newly independent readers.-Jessica Snow, Boston Public Library Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689829161
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Pets to the Rescue Series, #3
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular Frindle. Over ten million of his books have sold to date and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards and has won two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. Mr. Clements taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving East to begin a career in publishing and writing. He lives with his wife in central Massachusetts and has four grown children. His website is andrewclements.com.

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