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Squirrel World: A Park Pals Adventure
     

Squirrel World: A Park Pals Adventure

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by Johanna Hurwitz
 

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Award-winning author Johanna Hurwitz is back with a new addition to the charming Park Pals Adventures series. Squirrels Lexington (Lexi) and Lenox decide to visit the New York City streets they were named after. Lexi is worried about leaving Central Park, but Lenox is confident that their streets will be beautiful places, maybe even better than the park! When the two

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Award-winning author Johanna Hurwitz is back with a new addition to the charming Park Pals Adventures series. Squirrels Lexington (Lexi) and Lenox decide to visit the New York City streets they were named after. Lexi is worried about leaving Central Park, but Lenox is confident that their streets will be beautiful places, maybe even better than the park! When the two squirrels venture into the city, they soon realize that the human world is stranger and more dangerous than they'd ever imagined. This exciting Park Pals tale brings back the fun, adventure, and favorite furry characters that this award-winning series is known for.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Young readers and listeners can join the world of chatty squirrels in this humorous, first-person account of Lexington (Lexi) the squirrel, who lives in Central Park with scads of squirrel relatives. Readers learn early on that Lexi is friends with a guinea pig family, which includes a guinea pig that reads. They also learn that all the squirrels are named for city streets. This sets up an easy-to-follow plot in which Lexi and his cousin Lenox go on an adventure to see the streets for which they were named. Many mishaps occur as they discover that the outside world does not offer all they thought it would. Lexi and Lenox seek shelter from the rain, slip into the underground world of a subway tunnel, hop a bus, and search for a place called “Blooming Vales.” Unfortunately, they are caught and put on display in a store window, which saddens them and brings about protest from the animal rights people. However, Lexi has learned a great many sayings from his mother as he has grown up, and one comes in handy when they are trapped. With resolve, as well as a little help from their relatives and their reading friend, they win their freedom and return to the park they love. Chapters are short and tightly-written. Endings hold plenty of intrigue to keep the pages turning. The characters are sharp, worthy of respect, and heartwarming. True-to-life pencil drawings add to the text. This is an enjoyable book from the “Park Pals Adventure” series. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
School Library Journal

Gr 2-4
In this installment in the series, squirrels Lexington and his cousin Lenox venture outside of Central Park in search of the New York City streets for which they are named. They discover a very harsh city quite different from their tree-filled home and, after an adventure in Bloomingdale's, end up being captured for a clothing-store window display, until they are saved by Lexi's guinea pig friend, PeeWee, and the rest of the squirrel relatives. The story, narrated by Lexi, is set in large type, and line drawings are sprinkled throughout, making this a suitable read for children transitioning into chapter books. It is a solid read, but the plot lacks excitement at times. It's likely to resonate most with Manhattan residents or those very familiar with the city since there are many details specific to it. Hurwitz does a good job of filling readers in on what happened in the previous books, so the story can be enjoyed on its own.
—Clare A. DombrowskiCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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a solid read " School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452125275
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
12/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Johanna Hurwitz has written over 50 books for young readers. She visits schools around the world to speak about reading and writing. She lives in Great Neck, New York, and Wilmington, Vermont.
Kathi McCord has illustrated more than 40 books for children. She teaches "Illustrating Books for Children" at the University of California, San Diego.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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