End of the Race (Vet Volunteers Series #12) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Maggie learns all about dog racing when an injured greyhound is brought to the clinic. She goes to the track with Dr. Mac and Taryn, the newest Vet Volunteer, to check on the condition of the dogs. It's risky, but it will be worth it if they can save these greyhounds!

After treating an injured greyhound at her grandmother's veterinary clinic, thirteen-year-old Maggie learns about the abuse of ...

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End of the Race (Vet Volunteers Series #12)

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Overview

Maggie learns all about dog racing when an injured greyhound is brought to the clinic. She goes to the track with Dr. Mac and Taryn, the newest Vet Volunteer, to check on the condition of the dogs. It's risky, but it will be worth it if they can save these greyhounds!

After treating an injured greyhound at her grandmother's veterinary clinic, thirteen-year-old Maggie learns about the abuse of greyhounds in the dog-racing industry and vows to put a stop to it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101575086
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/16/2012
  • Series: Vet Volunteers Series , #12
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 250,785
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 632 KB

Meet the Author

Laurie Halse Anderson

Childhood

Laurie Halse Anderson was born on October 23, 1961 in Potsdam, a very cold, cold place in Northern New York State. It was (and still is) close to the border of Canada.

She was born Laurie Beth Halse. This would be a good place to clear up the matter of the pronunciation of her name, because it is, after all, her name, and she is weary of hearing it mangled by well-meaning people. Halse rhymes with waltz. Not “hal-see.” No, no, no, no. Halt-z. If she could have anything she wanted, it would be world peace. But if she could have a second thing, it would be having people say her name correctly.

Breaking Into Writing

For years, Laurie had loved writing, but had considered it little more than a hobby. It eventually dawned on her that people would pay her to write so she became a freelance reporter. She also began to write all types of books and accumulated several inches of rejections letters: hundreds of form rejections that were both intimidating and discouraging. She joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and found a supportive critique group. That made all the difference.

YA novels

Laurie is probably best known for her Young Adult novels. Award winning Speak – it was a National Book Award Finalist, a New York Times bestseller, and a Printz Honor book - is by far the most popular. Even more thrilling, Speak was quickly placed into curriculum at hundreds of middle schools, high schools, and colleges around the country. (The film version of Speak features Twilight star, Kristen Stewart, as Melinda!)

Her second YA novel, Catalyst; which received many state awards and was the American Library Association’s Best Book for Young Adults, followed three years later.

In 2005, Prom was published; this novel has a lighter subject matter than Laurie’s first two YA novels. Prom spent the spring of 2005 swishing its skirts on the New York Times bestseller list, was nominated for ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and received many state awards.

Twisted, a YA novel told from a male perspective, was published in 2007. This became Laurie’s third novel to appear on the New York Times bestseller list. It received the ALA Best Book for Young Adults award, was named to the International Reading Association’s Young Adults’ Choices List, and was voted a Teen Top Ten.

Wintergirls is Laurie’s most recent YA novel. Wintergirls debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, and Kirkus, and was the focus of much media attention for it’s unflinching and raw perspective on eating disorders.

Young Readers

Laurie has also written an elementary chapter book series "Vet Volunteers". Laurie gets the best fan mail in the world about these books. Kids send her pictures and drawings of their pets.

Career Honors

On July 11, 2009, the Young Adult Library Services Association presented Laurie with the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award for Catalyst, Fever 1793, and Speak. In doing so, YALSA “recognizes an iconic and classic storyteller who in her character development has created for teens a body of work that continues to be widely read and cherished by a diverse audience.” In 2008, Laurie received the ALAN Award from the high school English teachers of America for her “outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature.”

On the Horizon

Laurie will be alternating between contemporary YA novels and historical fiction for the next decade. In addition, she has a few picture books up her sleeve and there is a book about the writing process simmering on the back burner.

Personal Stuff

Laurie lives in Northern New York, with her childhood sweetheart, now husband, Scot. She has four wonderful children and a neurotic dog, all of whom she dearly loves. When not enjoying her family and her large garden, she spends countless hours writing in a woodland cottage designed and built just for that purpose by her Beloved Husband. She also likes to train for marathons, hike in the mountains, and try to coax tomatoes out of the rocky soil in her backyard.

She is quite sure that she leads a charmed life and is deeply grateful for it.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2004

    Jordan The Biggest Animal Lover Ever!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE all of the Wild At Heart Series. I want to be a vet when i get older and these books just tell u so0o0o0o0o much about animals and how to take care of them!! I dont think Mrs.Anderson should ever stop writing these books she should make a 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 and so on!! These books r just great for kids who love animals and for kids that are thinking about becoming a vet because it tells u what things u would have to do as a vet. I love these books and I never hated a single one Laurie Halse Andreson should never stop writing these books!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2003

    A Wonderful Book

    I checked this book out of the library and I loved it. I've read all the other Wild at Heart books. The first books in this series were great. I loved them. Then the just sort of got worse, like Mrs. Anderson felt that she had to continue the series but really didn't have her heart there anymore. Then I read End of the Race and my opinions somewhat changed. This book is excellent. There are good descriptions and the charcters are well developed. It also has alot of information on grey hound races and the way vet clinics operate. I would definately recomand this book and if readers were as fed up as I was over the last few books don't give up until you've read this book. However I can't find a copy and reall y want to buy this book. If you have any information on how i can purchase a book I'd be really grateful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2003

    READ THIS!!!! from a Wild at Heart fan

    these books are great!! i recommend them to everyone and can't stop reading them!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2003

    Best Books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    These are the best books. if u luv animals u will luv these books. my favorites are Maggies and Brennas.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    To the samples are so short

    There REALLY good books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Ok

    Ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    The samples are so short!

    The sample is like not even a page in any of the books. Im not going to buy a book if i cant see a page or two first. They are probably trying to get people to buy it and it could be stupid. I eventually read the series and it wasnt very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Smile

    This was the best so far. I totaly recomend it to animal lovers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Whitefoot's kits

    Um,I saw the post about RPing a deputy's kit. I'd like to RP Violetkit.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    ???

    Is heathershine in this clan?????

    ~Whitefeet (heathershines mate)~

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Windwing

    Thx for moving ~Windwing

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Violetkit

    Meeeeewww

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Daisykit

    Not rping right now. First i checked an area and it works completely there are many books. 68 so we can have room and it doesnt be all screwy. Its "iron king" second. Can i bring wildtail back into the rp as a rogue who joins te clan. Of course her and lilystar are still friends. None if that was erased~daisykit

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Spirit

    Thanks!~Spiritwhisper

    My mate has left me, and cant rp any more...Just wanted to let you know.~Heathershine :,(

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    ???

    What's his name? Has he got one?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Tigerleaf to lilystar

    May i talk to you where you made me choose clans please? ~ Tigerleaf

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Wolfpaw

    Yea firat result is messed up.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Snowpaw to Windwing

    So am I. A lot of our most active are locked out.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    SKYPAW URGENT

    Im locke out of result one!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Rosekit to Whitefoot

    I am ready.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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