Gator on the Loose! (Animal Rescue Team Series #1)

Gator on the Loose! (Animal Rescue Team Series #1)


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Gator on the Loose! (Animal Rescue Team Series #1) by Sue Stauffacher, Priscilla Lamont

Meet the Carters: Mr. and Mrs. Carter, 10-year-old daughter Keisha, five-year-old Razi, baby Paolo, and Grandma Alice. Together, they run Carters' Urban Rescue, the place you call when you've got an animal where it shouldn't be. In their first adventure, there's a baby alligator at the city pool, which will seriously interfere with opening day, especially Keisha's cannonball practice. So it's up to the whole family to figure out what to do with the poor guy who has no business hanging around Michigan. Luckily for all of them, and thanks to some serious ingenuity from Keisha, the answer is closer than they ever could have imagined.
Sue Stauffacher turns to her first series effort with Animal Rescue Team. With compelling plots based on actual events in her community, Sue has created a lovable cast of characters of boys and girls, young and old, who feel like people you'd meet at your neighborhood block party. Written in an accessible and engaging style meant to appeal to those independent readers looking to be excited and entertained, and with subplots about friendship, siblings, the environment, and animal conservation, along with plenty of humor, these will be a hit with teachers and librarians, and parents, as well as kids themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375851315
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/10/2011
Series: Animal Rescue Team Series , #1
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,146,473
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Sue Stauffacher lives with her husband and sons in a 150+-year-old farmhouse in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Over the years, possums, bats, raccoons, mice, squirrels, crows, ducks, woodchucks, chipmunks, voles, skunks, bunnies, and a whole bunch of other critters have lived on the property. Though Sue is not a rehabilitator herself, she is passionate about helping kids know what to do when the wild meets the child.
A longtime advocate for literacy, Sue speaks around the country, connecting kids with books to help grow lifelong readers. She is a former book reviewer, and her novels for young readers include Harry Sue, Donutheart, and Donuthead. To learn more about Sue and her books, visit her on the Web at

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Gator on the Loose! (Animal Rescue Team Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I have never read a book about a family rescue team, but this is surely the best gator book i have ever read. This book is about a family that is a rescue team, and this family is trying to capture an alligator.I would certainly recommend this book to a friend because it is very entertaining. One reason that this book is great is that the reader doesn't know what the alligator is going do next so it makes you think alot. Another reason is that each caracter has its own personality, so one caracter could make more trouble, one could be anoying, or another could just solve the problem. Other books just make the caracters perfect. In conclusion, this book is very good and I recommend it for anyone that likes to read or not.
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