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 Wild ones
 Author: London, C. Alexander

 Illustrator: Pinfold, Levi

 Publisher:  Philomel Books
 Pub Year: 2015

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 241 p., ill., map, 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 584792 ISBN: 9780399170997
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Raccoons -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction
 Fantasy fiction

Price: $20.71

[#1] After his parents are killed, Kit, a young raccoon sets off for the city with a stone that may be the key to finding the Bone of Contention, a legendary object that is proof of a deal giving the wild animals the rights to Ankle Snap Alley, which the dogs and cats--known as the flealess--want back and are willing to kill for.

Wild Ones, 1

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.00
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 175720

   Kirkus Reviews (04/15/15)
   School Library Journal (08/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2015 Gr 3–6—A turf war is about to erupt in Ankle Snap Alley. The People's pets are determined to rid the city of the wild ones, and are willing to do anything to bury an ancient truce—the Bone of Contention—that allows for their coexistence. When Kit, a young raccoon, gets his paws on an artifact connected to Azban, the First Raccoon, that is a clue to the bone's whereabouts, his life is torn apart. The People's pets destroy his home and kill his parents, leaving Kit to traverse the unfamiliar city in search of an uncle he's never met and a bone few animals believe really exists. With the help of a rat named Eeni, Kit is determined to ensure that his parent's death wasn't in vain and keep the alley forever wild. London packs the story with adventure and a lively assortment of characters. Readers will root for Kit as he tangles with scoundrels, liars, and even a hungry crocodile. Kit is a likable main character who exemplifies the importance of perseverance and bravery. VERDICT A promising new series for fans of animal adventure.—Beth Cuddy, Seward Elementary School, Auburn, NY - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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