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 Rescue on the Oregon trail (Ranger in time)
 Author: Messner, Kate

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2015)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 125 p., ill., 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 639785 ISBN: 9780545639156
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Golden retrievers -- Fiction
 Working dogs -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Travel time -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
 Oregon National Historic Trail -- Fiction
 West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860 -- Fiction

Price: $14.67

#1: Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog except for the squirrels--but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where his faithful service is really needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail.

 Illustrator: McMorris, Kelley

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 172513
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 65499

   Kirkus Reviews (11/15/14)
   School Library Journal (11/01/14)

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School Library Journal - 11/01/2014 Gr 3–5—Ranger is a golden retriever who trained as a search-and-rescue dog. Unfortunately, he never passes the final test due to those pesky squirrels he can't help chasing. One afternoon, while playing outside with his owner, Luke, he comes across a buried first-aid kit that transports him back to the year 1850. Finding himself in Independence, Missouri, Ranger meets the Abbott family, who is making the treacherous journey on the Oregon Trail. Confused by the strange sights and smells, the dog decides that this must be some sort of new tracking test. Convinced that if he passes he will be reunited with his beloved Luke, Ranger takes on the challenge with gusto. He quickly becomes an invaluable family member by babysitting the Abbotts's ever-wandering toddler, making fast friends with young Sam, and warning them of dangers along the trail. This excellent story contains historical details, full-age illustrations, and enough action to keep even reluctant readers engaged. A wonderful author's note at the end is full of quotes from authentic journals, factual information on search-and-rescue dogs, and suggestions for further reading. This is a stellar choice for readers just starting full-length chapter books and would be a hit with young history buffs and dog lovers as well.—Amy Nolan, St. Joseph Public Library, St. Joseph, MI - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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