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Thanks to Nicki (American Girl of the Year Series)
     

Thanks to Nicki (American Girl of the Year Series)

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by Ann Howard Creel
 

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Ten-year-old Nicki Fleming has been having a busy summer on her Colorado ranch. When she isn't training Sprocket to be a service dog, she's helping her mother, who is expecting twins soon. Yet Nicki is dreading the fall--that's when Sprocket will have to leave for more training and eventual placement with a person with special needs. The beginning of the school year

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Ten-year-old Nicki Fleming has been having a busy summer on her Colorado ranch. When she isn't training Sprocket to be a service dog, she's helping her mother, who is expecting twins soon. Yet Nicki is dreading the fall--that's when Sprocket will have to leave for more training and eventual placement with a person with special needs. The beginning of the school year also means she's stuck in the middle--caught between her two best friends, Kris and Becca, who can't seem to get along. Can Nicki find a way to let Sprocket go and keep both of her good friends close?

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Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
Nikki has been very busy all summer long. She has helped train Sprocket, her service dog, and she has run errands around the family ranch. Nikki has also assisted her mother, who is expecting twins at the end of the summer. What could be more exciting than getting two new siblings at the same time? Becca, Nikki's good friend, has been out of town all summer and Nikki has become good friends with Kris in the meantime. What will happen when Becca comes back? Can the three girls be good friends—or will someone get left out of the circle? Nikki also worries about Sprocket. If he passes advanced training, she will lose her beloved dog. Now that Nikki and her brother, Andrew, love Sprocket, they are sad to think he might leave their home soon, even if that means the dog can make a difference in the life of a person with disabilities. As the birth of her twin siblings approaches, Nikki is torn in a dozen directions. In this heart-warming story, readers meet Nikki, an inspiring and intelligent character who will appeal to children ages 8-12. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609582944
Publisher:
AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
Publication date:
01/25/2013
Series:
American Girl of the Year Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
691,169
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Thanks to Nicki (American Girl Today Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was personally one of my favorites. It is amazing how well ten year old Nicki can train Sprocket to be a service dog, practicly alone!! When Sprocket passes advanced training, Nicki isn't sure wheather she should be happy or sad that he passed. But soon enough, Nicki's mom who was pregnent, had to go to the hospital to have the babies. Once the babies were born, Nicki's parents had not chosen names for the twin babies, and they let Nicki choose the names. Nicki named them aftet her friends, Becca and Kris. The names for the twins were, Rebecca and Kristine. After the babies turned one month old, Nicki got to visit Sprocketand his new owner who was in a wheelchair. Her name was, Laura.
Sara_ More than 1 year ago
It was heart warming and just a great book! if your into heart warm books :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! Nicki helped out so much! She helped Sprocket, the service training dog. She helped him get ready to be with a handicapped person. She also helped her friends Becca and Kris, get to know each other!! It was a really good book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm so much like Nicki! Me and her's personaltity it basically exactly alike. I ADORE animals, (escpecially dogs :) and I love service dogs. I've met a few, pet some, and read a bunch about them. Love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks to Nicki, my granddaughter loves to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it was very heatwarming ...... Its about a girl named Nickie and her mom is pregnet and so Nicki has to help out with dog training for this dog named Sprocket so he can be asist a handycapped person..... buy the book to learn more about this book
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