Orphan: The Story of a Baby Woodchuck

Orphan: The Story of a Baby Woodchuck

by Faith McNulty, Darby Morrell

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- With qualities reminiscent of both Joy Adamson's Born Free and books by Jean Craighead George, McNulty has created a readable beginning reader about a baby woodchuck. While telling her story of finding this orphan, she incorporates descriptive facts about it. Readers understand why the animal has been endowed with his whiskers, short legs, little round ears, eyes placed close to the top of the head, etc.; furthermore, the author creates a positive feeling for the orphaned animal as a wild creature that must learn to survive independently from human contact. Morrell's soft black-and-white drawings, some full page, show the baby woodchuck and his surroundings. An appealing offering that will serve well as an introduction to a common wild creature. --J. J. Votapka, Hempstead Public Library, NY

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Scholastic, Inc.
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Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
2 - 8 Years

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