The Tarantula in My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets


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Humorous, heartwarming, and just plain entertaining, these stories by Newbery Medalist Jean Craighead George recall what life was like as she raised three children and 173 wild pets. On any given day, there might be a bat in the refrigerator, an owl in the shower, or a crow on the kitchen table!

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Jul 5, 2007

Laugh-filled stories you will want to read again!

The book was an extremely fun, entertaining, heart-warming collection of true stories about a family?s adventures in caring for wild animals and their goal to return the animals to a life of self-sufficient freedom. It was often ?laugh-out-loud? funny. An enjoyable read for all ages. I grew to know the family members through their stories and learned about various animals with them. Months later, I found myself chuckling about one of their many true-life comical escapades. I enjoyed re-reading the book! I felt like I was visiting with my old friends and their animals, the George family.

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