Homeless (Vet Volunteer Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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Sunita has always wanted a cat, but her parents are dead set against it. Then she finds a group of strays living in the wild, and knows she can domesticate them—even though she’s been told that these are feral cats, who see humans as their enemies. First, she convinces Dr. Mac to examine the cats, fix them, and give them shots. Then she wants to re-release the cats, now healthy, into the neighborhood. The problem is, the neighbors consider the ...
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Homeless (Vet Volunteer Series #2)

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Overview

Sunita has always wanted a cat, but her parents are dead set against it. Then she finds a group of strays living in the wild, and knows she can domesticate them—even though she’s been told that these are feral cats, who see humans as their enemies. First, she convinces Dr. Mac to examine the cats, fix them, and give them shots. Then she wants to re-release the cats, now healthy, into the neighborhood. The problem is, the neighbors consider the cats dangerous pests. Will Sunita's plan backfire?

Sunita and her fellow volunteers at the Wild at Heart veterinary clinic become involved in efforts to save a bunch of feral and abandoned cats with the help of Dr. Mac.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
One of the "American Girl" series, Homeless is narrated by Sunita Patel, daughter of two Indian doctors in Pennsylvania. Sunita is part of a group of five sixth-graders who volunteer at the Wild at Heart Veterinary Clinic. Sunita wants a cat more than anything but her mother is adamantly opposed to cats as pets. The vet's cat Socrates makes Sunita his favorite volunteer but gets in a fight with a pregnant stray and runs after her. The kids follow, to discover in the woods near the railroad an abandoned boxcar where about 30 stray, wild, and feral cats live. (These terms and many more are all explained.) But there is no Socrates. Author Anderson, winner of last year's National Book Award for her YA novel Speak, here successfully meets the challenge of writing a series story with a didactic purpose by infusing it with emotion and information. There's action enough, too, to satisfy even middle-graders addicted to TV's bludgeoning violence, but through it all author Anderson keep the focus where it belongs, on Sunita's feelings. 2000, Pleasant Company Publications, Ages 8 to 12, $4.95. Reviewer: Nancy Tilly—Children's Literature
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-In contrast to the powerful and affecting YA novel Speak (Farrar, 1999), Anderson's entry in this animal-centered series reads like vapid, formulaic fiction. Sunita is one of a group of student volunteers at the Wild at Heart animal clinic. She has a special relationship with Socrates, the clinic cat, and badly wants a feline of her own. Her parents, of course, are dead set against it, and her chances seem even bleaker after a rabies scare and the discovery of a community of dangerous feral cats. Predictably, Sunita does eventually get her pet, but not before readers have slogged through a veritable primer on feline care and animal control. This story will likely satisfy only the most avid fans of animal fiction.-Ronni Krasnow, formerly at Arlington County Public Library, VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101176672
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/10/2007
  • Series: Vet Volunteers Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 188,108
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 175 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Animals

    This series is so heartfelt and relatable. A buch of kids working hard for what they love. Very touching.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Luv it

    I am a huge animal person so i luv this series

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    CUTE!

    Adorable book! Read it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    :)

    I was not going to get the book but when l saw all the awesome reviews i had to and when i got it, i could not stop reading it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    Cat Lovers Must Read!

    I read this book in only five days because I couldn't put it down!
    I felt as if Sunita wasn't just a person in a book, but a real friend who loved animals just like me. I wished I had read this book earlier, when I got bitten by a riled up puppy on my arm and he wouldn't let go of my sweatshirt even if I shook him, just like Sunita when Tiger bit her. I read this book years later. If you have suffered from animal bites or are a cat lover, or both, read this book. Who knew a pregnant cat and a missing pet could make such a good book?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!

    I couldn't put it down... anyone who loves cats needs to read it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Homeless (Vet Volunteer Series #2)

    This is a touching book, and I love animals so this was a book for me. I read it and at the end I started to cry tears of joy to find every thing was sort of alright. If I were you, I would buy the series. : SYNOPSIS : Sunita has a cat but her cat runs away.What will happen when she goes after her cat? What will she discover? If you want to find out you'll have to read the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2008

    The best book ever!

    I love this book! Reading is my favorite hobby, so when I saw this book I just had to get it! It is now my favorite book ever! I would really recommend this book! This book is great for kids who love to read adventure stories. I felt like I was really there. If you read just a few pages you will get totally absorbed in this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2007

    Homeless

    This book is heartwarming. I was always filled with emotions reading this book. If you are a cat lover, like me, this is the book for you. A rating out of 10, I would give it a 10. Enjoy reading!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2004

    this was a great book!

    I loved this book! It touched my heart at how Sunita cared for cats and how much she loved them.I thought this was a great book and you should read it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2003

    Action packed and fun to read!

    I enjoyed the first book, Fight for Life, and I loved Homeless just the same. Great for people who truly love cats, or just for those who love an excellent book! This was a GREAT READ!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    AMAZING BOOK ALL GIRLS SHOULD READ!!!!!!!!!!

    I think that all girls betwen the age of 9-14 should read especialy if you like animals

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    A cat

    A cat named Diamond sprinted up to nameless. Her eyes seemed to say, 'Maybe your name is Amber. Will you take care of me?'

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2011

    read it

    i love this book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2011

    you should read them

    i have read #'s 1,2,5 and i plan to read the rest

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2002

    A Good Book

    This is a wonderful book for anyone that wants a pet or loves cats. Or even someone that just loves animals. I recommend it to any dedicated Wild at Heart fan or animal lover.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2001

    a reviewer

    These books are incredible.They will need to buy the whole series, Like I did.I highly recomend the whole series! (Especially Manatee Blues, since manatees are my favorite animals!)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2001

    Jennifer Balla's Review

    Like Fight for Life, Homeless is a great book. I love the way Suntia cared about all those cats by the railroad tracks. I also love the way she cared about finding Socrates. I can't keep my hands off it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Cool





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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Swift

    ^_^ well ty!

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