Teacher's Pet (Vet Volunteers Series #7)

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Maggie's still getting used to middle school. One of her teachers is, too - Mr. Carlson, her new science teacher, is blind, and is working with a guide dog for the first time. Scout is a love of a German shepherd and really wants to do his job, but Maggie can tell that Mr. Carlson's still having a hard time. Maybe she can help. . . .

Adjusting to middle school becomes easier for twelve-year-old Maggie when she finds that her biology teacher, who is blind, can learn ...

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Overview

Maggie's still getting used to middle school. One of her teachers is, too - Mr. Carlson, her new science teacher, is blind, and is working with a guide dog for the first time. Scout is a love of a German shepherd and really wants to do his job, but Maggie can tell that Mr. Carlson's still having a hard time. Maybe she can help. . . .

Adjusting to middle school becomes easier for twelve-year-old Maggie when she finds that her biology teacher, who is blind, can learn a few things from her about working with his guide dog.

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Young Maggie, one of the volunteers at the Wild At Heart Animal Clinic, has a knack for caring for and understanding animals, especially dogs. She has just started junior high school and hates every minute of it. That is, until she meets her biology teacher, Mr. Carlson, and his Seeing Eye dog, Scout. Maggie suddenly can't believe her good luck—a dog in school AND in her class. What could be better than that? Maggie soon learns through careful observation that Scout and his blind master haven't formed the crucial bond of trust that they need to manage everyday life. Using her experience of practically growing up in a veterinary clinic with her grandmother, Maggie is certain that she can help the two by working with them and offering tips to Mr. Carlson about how to relate to Scout. Progress is slow, frustrating and steady until an unforeseeable accident solidifies the bond in a way nothing else could. Readers will learn a great deal about guide dogs and their training. They will also be exposed to veterinary medicine via informal, interesting text. This is an easy read with a typical plotline, but also highly enjoyable, perhaps because the characters are likable and easy to relate to. This American Girl book is part of the "Wild at Heart" series. 2001, Pleasant Company, $4.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Trina Heidt
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142412527
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 4/30/2009
  • Series: Vet Volunteers Series , #7
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 297,695
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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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  • Posted January 11, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    An Awesome Story!

    Vet Volunteers Teachers Pet is a great story about guide dogs and blind people. This is one of my favorite books and I enjoy it very much. The story is very hard at the beginning and very exciting in the end. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series. I highly recommend this story for kids who love to read as much as I do!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    GREAT BOOK!!

    Great book, I was shocked when I read that Scout and Mr.Clarson got hit by the careless driver, and whats even more shocking was that....I can't say any more you'll have to read the book to find out what happened.

    Im a girl but i think a boy would love it just the same.
    and im 10 yrs. old so that might help your dissision

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2006

    A book that you will really enjoy

    I loved this book and i was really afraid that mr. carlson was going to return scout, maggie helped them work through their problems and no they work like a perfect team

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2002

    Awesome Book

    I loved this book. I've always liked books about animals, as well as books about people who have handicaps-like Maggie's teacher. Out of all the Wild at Heart books, I like this one the best.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Bella

    Great story it proves the author loves animals

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Love It!

    Absolutley fantastic book! Not as great as thr first book, but it is still wonderful!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2001

    Great, Touching Book

    As young Maggie MacKenzie adjusts to her new middle school surroundings things seem to get more enjoyable with her blind teacher Mr. Carlson and his seeing eye dog Scout. The bad thing is that Scout and Mr. Carlson don't seem to understand eachother, and Mr. Carlson is going through bonding with Scout, while adjusting to his first year back in teaching. Maggie sees the problem, and knows she can help (being the granddaughter of a vetrenarian and having a vet clinic in her house.) Things are going great until a car accident causes some comotion. Will Scout survive the accident? Will Mr. Carlson survive? You'll have to find out. This was my favorite book out of the series! You must read it!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Teachers Pet

    Heart warming good message

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    I LOVE these books!!

    This book is a must have!!!!!:)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

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    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Good

    I read another one in the series it was abouy a parrot

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2011

    Love this book

    I am 9 years old and i love this book

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    I loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Skyleaf

    She walks in. "Wh-what exactly happened while I was gone?" She choked out. Skyleaf

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    ???

    Bowed her head in silence for Onetail. She thinkes of all of his service to the clan, and wonders why there are so many deaths happening.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 9, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Whitefoot

    *she rolls her eyes* "Whatever. If Bramblethorn is the one who insulted Lilystar for not naming him 'Bramblefire' then he does NOT deserve a great cat like Servaljump. You should really talk to her an ge to know her sometime!" ~Suggesting Whitefoot

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