Bound To Stay Bound

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 Toaff's way
 Author: Voigt, Cynthia

 Publisher:  Knopf (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 256 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 911346 ISBN: 9781524765361
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Squirrels -- Fiction
 Fantasy fiction
 Adventure fiction

Price: $21.38

Toaff, a small gray squirrel, has a lot of questions as he discovers a world filled with both danger and delight. In a year of daring adventures and unexpected friendships, he finds that the answers to the most important questions can only be found within.

 Illustrator: Hanson, Sydney
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.00
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 195891
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 74916

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (05/15/18)
   Booklist (06/01/18)
 The Hornbook (00/09/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2018 Voigt further expands the bounds of the Davis farm—described through the eyes of its dogs in Angus and Sadie (2005) and a mouse in Young Fredle (2011)—by taking to the trees with Toaff, a young gray squirrel. Divided into seasons, the story begins in the cozy hollow of a horse chestnut tree, where Toaff lives with his family until a harsh winter storm blows it down. When Toaff wakes up in the wreckage, he is alone and must apply the squirrel skills he’s learned (foraging, nest building, eluding predators, staying away from the road) if he’s to survive. Underlying these adventures is Toaff’s growing acceptance of “otherness” in himself, which gives him the confidence to establish his own place on the farm. Endearing drawings appear throughout, adding to the story’s sweet and gentle feel. Readers don’t need to have read the previous Davis Farm books to be right at home with kind, brave Toaff and feel reassured in the formidable task of understanding the world outside their front door. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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