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 Pup called Trouble
 Author: Pyron, Bobbie

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 200 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 736018 ISBN: 9780062685223
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Coyotes -- Fiction
 Central Park (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction

Price: $21.88

The adventures of a curious coyote pup lost in the wilds of New York City and the new family of friends he discovers far from home.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 5.00
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 193310
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 72792

   Kirkus Reviews (11/15/17)
   School Library Journal (11/01/17)
   Booklist (+) (11/15/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 11/01/2017 Gr 3–6—An exuberant and curious coyote pup is aptly named Trouble. His parents worry that their youngster's inquisitiveness will lead him astray. In an attempt to set boundaries for their impish offspring, the parents show Trouble and his siblings the makers (humans) and warn them to have nothing to do with this clan. Trouble, however, cannot stay away, and one night his nosiness finally leads him into a precarious situation. He is exploring a farm truck when he finds himself on the move, ending up at a farmer's market in New York City. Trouble alternates between fear, homesickness, and delight as he navigates new environments, tries new foods, and settles into a comfortable life in Central Park with his new friends, Mischief the crow, Rosebud the opossum, an owl named Professor, and Minette the poodle. When Trouble draws the attention of an animal control officer, he's desperate to reunite with his family. Based on real-life instances of coyotes inhabiting Central Park, Pyron's tale deftly navigates the animal adventure genre with a lively voice. Readers will be captivated as Trouble and his friends work together to find safety and, eventually, return home. Each creature grows as a character, exhibiting bravery, compassion, and sacrifice. A variety of humans, kind and horrid, round out the story and play roles in Trouble's eventual reunion with his family. Critter Notes at the end provide factual information on the animals in the book. VERDICT Purchase where there is a demand for animal stories, especially for fans of W. Bruce Cameron's "A Dog's Purpose" series.—Nancy Nadig, Penn Manor School District, Lancaster, PA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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