Fight for Life (Vet Volunteers Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Maggie’s grandmother runs an animal clinic, Dr. Mac’s Place, so Maggie knows her way around animals who are in danger. When she learns that the abused and sick puppies flooding the clinic are from an illegal puppy mill, she knows that she has to find out who’s running it, where it is—and save the rest of the dogs!

With the help of her veterinarian grandmother and the other volunteers at the Wild ...

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Overview

Maggie’s grandmother runs an animal clinic, Dr. Mac’s Place, so Maggie knows her way around animals who are in danger. When she learns that the abused and sick puppies flooding the clinic are from an illegal puppy mill, she knows that she has to find out who’s running it, where it is—and save the rest of the dogs!

With the help of her veterinarian grandmother and the other volunteers at the Wild at Heart Animal Clinic, eleven-year-old Maggie rescues sick puppies from an illegal puppy mill.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Betty Hicks
Maggie is a lot better at scrubbing the skunk smell out of dog fur than she is at doing homework. That's why Gran is worried about Maggie's grades. Maggie, however, is more upset about the sick puppies that keep appearing at her grandmother's veterinary clinic. To make matters worse, Gran employs new volunteers to take Maggie's place at the clinic in order to give her more study time. An engaging heroine, lots of dialogue, and a plot to save abused puppies make this a fast-paced story that kids will like. It also introduces five winning, but very different, young characters who must learn to work together for the good of the animals. Maggie is the protagonist of this story, but readers can look forward to the other volunteers starring in subsequent books that are set in the animal clinic, and which are part of the American Girl series, "Wild at Heart." (Gran teaches Maggie that all animals are wild at heart, then Maggie teaches Gran that kids are too)!
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
This new "American Girl" series has as its setting the Wild at Heart Animal Clinic, run by eleven-year-old Maggie's grandmother, Dr. J. J. MacKenzie. While Maggie is a whiz at the clinic, feeding and tending the animals, she struggles in school. When Gran calls in Brenna to volunteer so that Maggie can concentrate on homework, and adds volunteers Sunita and David when sick and abused puppies appear at the clinic, it is almost more than Maggie can stand. Zoe, Maggie's cousin from New York City, comes to stay for a while, and Maggie must share the clinic with all these new people. Soon, however, Maggie enlists their help to find the owner of a suspected puppy mill. Arrest of the owner follows, and Maggie's adventures earn credit for a class project. Plenty of realistic detail about caring for animals will satisfy would-be vets while the mystery and action will provide a light, satisfying read. Struggling students may emulate Maggie who finally accepts help from a tutor to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian. The vet volunteers, each with distinct and interesting personalities, will soon be featured in their own books in the series. Book One of the "Wild at Heart American Girl" series. 2000, Pleasant Company Publications/Wild at Heart, Ages 7 to 11, $4.95. Reviewer: Martha Shaw—Children's Literature
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Maggie lives with Gran and has grown up helping in her veterinary practice at the Wild at Heart Animal Clinic. Now she is resentful that her grandmother expects her to help train some new young volunteers so that Maggie can concentrate on raising her grades. When several sick and malnourished young dogs are brought to the clinic, Maggie and the volunteers-in-training realize that there is a puppy mill nearby. They band together to gather information and develop strategies to track down the culprit and shut down the business, becoming friends in the process. Some pet-care facts from Gran's newspaper column are included after the story. Pet lovers will identify with the young characters as well as with their strong need to solve a real problem. Readers who enjoyed Betsy Duffey's "Pet Patrol" series (Viking) will be intrigued by the adventures of these youngsters.-Janie Schomberg, Leal Elementary School, Urbana, IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101176665
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/10/2007
  • Series: Vet Volunteers Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 168,842
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 192 KB

Meet the Author

Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson has received both the Margaret Edwards Award and the ALAN Award for her contributions to young adult literature. She has also been honored by the National Coalition Against Censorship in recognition of her fight to combat the censoring of literature. She is the author of the groundbreaking National Book Award finalist and Printz Honor Book Speak. She is also author of the critically acclaimed YA books Prom, Twitsted, Catalyst, Wintergirls, and The Impossible Knife of Memory. She has also authored a number of middle grade titles including The Vet Volunteers series, and the historical fiction Seeds of America Trilogy, which includes Forge, ALA Best Book for Young Adults Fever 1793, and the National Book Award finalist and Scott O’Dell Award-winner Chains. She and her husband live in northern New York State. Follow Laurie on Twitter @halseanderson and visit her at madwomanintheforest.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Awesome

    if u r an animal lover and a little mystery, then this book is for you. I like the way this author writes and makes it sound so interesting in each series she has.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    YOU MUST READ THIS

    This is a wonderful book. It teaches you to be brave.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    :)

    I love this book!!!! It was a mixture of being sad, happy and excited.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    MUST HAVE!!!!!!!

    Ihaveread this two times... love it!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2000

    Puppies 4 Sale

    I have always wanted to be a vetranarian and this book made me feel like I was there helping save the puppies and everything. I felt sad, excited and full of laughter in this one book! Its about this girl named Maggie who lives with her grandmother dr. MacKenzie off the side of the veteranain clinic call Wild at heart. Dr. MacKenzie is the vet there and Maggie is like her assistant. She helps her grandmother alot! Maggie wants to be a vet when she grows up but she can't keep her grades up because she is spending too much time with time with the animals not in the books! So her grandmother hired a couple volenteers some kids her age. At first Maggie was mad but then she became good friends with them! A lot of dogs came in who were abused, dhyderated, starving and awfully cared for. They all came from this same guy. Maggie wants to find that guy and his puppy mill ASAP!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Awesome

    This book is fantastic i love it ive only read about3 vet volenteers books and in my opinion its the best!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    A.w.e.s.o.m.e

    Best. Book. Ever. I was on the edge of my seat. Read it whenever I could.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    AMAZING BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ilove this book becuse it lets you express your fealings through the pages. This book is a good choise for readers that are comfortable with big words and diffrent text fetures.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Fight for life

    It was pretty good. I like how your readeding it from maggies point of veiw. It reminded me alot of the Animal Ark books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Puppies!

    I think puppies are amazing. When they are abused and mistreated I just want to help them. This book is perfect for puppy lovers like me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Jbjhg

    I love animals so i love this book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Fight for life

    Amazing book I was so in love with it I could not stop reading it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2011

    A very good story

    Best story ever i loved it!!!!!!!!!:):) read it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    BEST BOOK EVER!

    I read it the first month it came out, and I have read it so many times, its soooooooo addicting! Anyone with a heart will love it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Awesome(:

    This was a great book.I didnt want to put it down.It was great for me because i want to be a vet someday!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    Amazing book

    Buy everone its a great book especially for animal lovers

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    LOVE IT

    It is one of the best books I have ever seen you should read it. You will love it if you like animals

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2011

    read it

    i love this book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2010

    great book

    this book is great and it tells abou what really goes on in this world

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    It Was Good

    This book was very good.It was sad at times. It was about a girl who discovers a puppy mill. She trys to rescue all of the puppies but things are always getting in her way. This was a thrilling book. I strongly recomend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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