Trickster (Vet Volunteer Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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?

When he and the other volunteers at Dr. Mac's veterinary clinic go to help out at Quinn's ...

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Trickster (Vet Volunteer Series #3)

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Overview

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?

When he and the other volunteers at Dr. Mac's veterinary clinic go to help out at Quinn's Stables, David makes several serious mistakes and must prove he can be trusted before Mr. Quinn will let him even be around the spirited horse that David wants to ride.

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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101562888
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Series: Vet Volunteers Series , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 241,188
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 222 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2003

    THIS BOOK ROX!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2003

    I love this book !

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2001

    This book is great, and I'm not horsing around!!!!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2000

    The best AG book EVER!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    Cool

    This book was great!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Dagger

    Thank you, Trick, for that wonderful, made-up history. Not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Question

    Do you have to read the first and second book to understand this one?Please answer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    To horseclan

    Someone wants reavange

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    To Whitefoot

    Can I please rp Violetkit? If shes taken, then can I rp Hailkit? Thnx.
    - Cairopaw

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Skyleaf to Skystep

    "That is not true. Infinityjaws mixed up our names. It says SkyLEAF sorry." Skyleaf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Spirit

    She looked around to make sure no cat was watching and then slipped out into the forest.~Spiritwhisper

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Daisykit

    (Im sick in the med den)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Skypaw

    He came in to face the fox although he would provably be scolded

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Skystep

    Dashes after Daisykit and catches her. "Oh no you dont!" -Skystep

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    THIS BOOK IS GREAT

    THIS BOOK ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Backyard

    With patio. Sophia

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Tee hee hee !!!!!!!!!!

    Tee hee hee !!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2002

    Another well written book by Anderson

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2002

    Arshey's Review

    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!!

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