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 Lonely lake monster
 Author: Selfors, Suzanne

 Illustrator: Santat, Dan

 Publisher:  Little, Brown
 Pub Year: 2013

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 205 p., ill., map, 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 796930 ISBN: 9780316225670
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Mythical animals -- Fiction
 Veterinarians -- Fiction
 Apprentices -- Fiction

Price: $13.78

Summary:
Ten-year-olds Pearl and Ben find excitement in the small town of Buttonville as they encounter otherworldly animals, including a lake monster, during their first official day as apprentices to Dr. Woo, a veterinarian for Imaginary Creatures.

Series:
Imaginary Veterinary, Book 2


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 164066
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.80
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 62365

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/13)
   School Library Journal (11/01/13)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 11/01/2013 Gr 3–5—Ten-year-old Pearl Petal doesn't try to get into trouble; it just sort of…happens. In The Sasquatch Escape (Little, Brown, 2013), Dr. Emerald Woo moved into an abandoned Buttonville factory and turned it into a hospital for imaginary creatures. Pearl and Ben, a 10-year-old newcomer to town, helped corral a wayward sasquatch, and, for their efforts, the veterinarian made them apprentices. Now, on their first official day on the job, they are instructed to clip the sasquatch's toenails. But Pearl convinces Ben that they should check out the lake monster on the hospital grounds instead. What follows is a disastrous cascade of things gone wrong and Pearl's sincere-yet misguided-attempts to set them right. The story is imaginative, fast paced, and absorbing. Pages fly as readers race to find out how Pearl will get out of the tangle of mistakes she's made. And even though she's flawed, she tries hard to be a good kid, an endearing quality. Questions hang in the air at the book's conclusion, in preparation for a sequel. A section on writing, art, and science activities that may be used for educational or recreational purposes is appended, and Santat's comical illustrations appear throughout. A fun ride.—Amy Holland, Irondequoit Public Library, NY - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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