Trickster (Vet Volunteer Series #3)

Trickster (Vet Volunteer Series #3)

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by Laurie Halse Anderson
     
 

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As soon as he sees Trickster, the new horse at Quinn’s Stables, David knows he’s found the horse he was born to ride. But David’s got a reputation as a troublemaker . . . and Trickster’s still recuperating from an accident. David is determined to clear his name and prove to Mr. Quinn that he’s worth taking a chance on. Can he reach his…  See more details below

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As soon as he sees Trickster, the new horse at Quinn’s Stables, David knows he’s found the horse he was born to ride. But David’s got a reputation as a troublemaker . . . and Trickster’s still recuperating from an accident. David is determined to clear his name and prove to Mr. Quinn that he’s worth taking a chance on. Can he reach his goal?

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Children's Literature
In this entry in the "Wild at Heart" series, David Hutchinson is one of a number of youthful volunteers at a veterinarian's office. A lover of horses, he is delighted when the group is offered the opportunity to help out at a local stable in return for riding lessons. Unfortunately, David is well known at the stable for his irresponsibility, and he continues to cut corners and cause problems when he returns there. After many of the horses become ill from consuming hay contaminated with blister beetles, David abruptly has a change of heart and becomes extremely helpful, and consequently is offered a paying job by the stable's grateful owner. Through most of the book David is a particularly unlikable character, rather overdrawn in his level of irresponsible behavior, making it impossible to enjoy reading about him. The motivation for his poor behavior is never really explored or justified. The information presented about blister beetles is quite inaccurate in one key area, with the author greatly minimizing the number of beetles a horse must consume to become ill. It seems pointless to include such an error when it would have taken no more text to present accurate information. Although this book includes a useful section at its conclusion about proper behavior with horses, its flaws outnumber its merits, making it an additional purchase only, unless there is an extremely high demand for low reading level books on the topic. 2003 (orig. 2000),Gareth Stevens Publishing/Pleasant Company,
— Leslie Rounds

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101562888
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Vet Volunteers Series , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
642,114
Lexile:
560L (what's this?)
File size:
227 KB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

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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Trickster (Vet Volunteer Series #3) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book in the series. Anderson has out done herself in writing a fantastic exiting book. This book teaches you to not always take the easy way out. It also teaches you to keep trying and fallow you dreams.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The whole series is great. This one is one of my favorites because I love horses. This book is very exciting- I couldn't stop reading!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a boy named David and his favorite horse that he just loves - Trickster! David lives near an animal clinic where he likes to volunteer to help out. Dr. Mac, the veterinarian, is busy checking animals when a blue pickup truck with a horse trailer pulls up. It is Mr. Quinn, a man who has a lot of horses, and inside is Trickster. David loves Trickster from the moment he first sees him even though he is injured. David becomes anxious to ride Trickster, and can't wait until he gets better. But, just one phone call the day David is helping out at the vet, and everything starts to happen all at once. Mr. Quinn says a horse is sick! They get there just in time. David checks Trickster and sees something is wrong, but the other horses have something wrong too! Read this action packed book to find out what happens to Trickster and the other horses.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best AG book ever because it is about animals. Horses are my favorite animal. It is narrrated by a vet volunteer. There are others too. I suggest reading the others first, so you know how the volunteers originated. I give it 5 stars!
Anonymous 23 days ago
I would like to join ur clan.......silvermoon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi im olaf and i am part of the olaf loving club lets see how well u no this funny loving snowman in the club u well get to meet my buds and ME of course there will be food fun gams and so much more in the olaf lovig club hope to meet u soon and maybe we cann be buds forever if ur rlly nice like Anna and ur in a melting situation and if my buds are awesome i will melt for them because some ppl r worth melting for and if ur blue which im not im white i will give u a hug because i like warm hugs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you have to read the first and second book to understand this one?Please answer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He came in to face the fox although he would provably be scolded
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Im sick in the med den)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dashes after Daisykit and catches her. "Oh no you dont!" -Skystep
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With patio. Sophia
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Anderson has written another wonderful book for the Wild at Heart series. I think that it is wonderful to have chosen the only boy out of the five voluteers to be the horse lover. I think that this book shows boys that it's okay for them to like horses. If there are any guys reading this, I just want to let them know that just because this book is apart of American Girl, don't let that stop you from reading it. These books are meant for boys as well as girls. Also alot of the horse books out there make horse riding seem really ditsy and girlish. plus they basically all have the same story line and always have a happy (which is sometimes unrealalistic) ending. That's why I hate horse books. This one is different and I would defianatly recomand for ages 10-12.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about A boy who loves horses and falls in love with one perticular horse. If you like horses, this is your #1 choice. I highly reccomend this book. IT IS GREAT!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can I please rp Violetkit? If shes taken, then can I rp Hailkit? Thnx. - Cairopaw
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Tee hee hee !!!!!!!!!!