Gooseberry Park

Gooseberry Park

Book - 1995
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In this animal adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Rylant, Stumpy Squirrel has just settled into a new nest in a magnificent pin oak in Gooseberry Park. It's the perfect spot for her babies to be born! When they arrive healthy and strong, Stumpy's three good friends--a Labrador retriever, a wise hermit crab, and a bat who eats Chinese food--are thrilled. But after a terrible ice storm destroys the pin oak, Stumpy disappears. It takes a special combination of courage, humor, and tenacity for Stumpy's friends to rescue her babies and bring her home again. Arthur Howard's black-and-white illustrations illuminate the companions' adventures throughout.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1995.
ISBN: 9780152322427
Characteristics: 133 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Howard, Arthur


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ggbookreader Nov 01, 2013

Title of review: "On Miller Street"
A squirrel, a dog, a crab, and a bat make this a delightful storyline. Come, go on a journey with them and learn of their grand adventures through Gooseberry Park. This story is endearing and engaging, and you should enjoy this "escape" from the ordinary and enjoy the antics of these main characters, for they are sure to win your attention, time, and heart. ENJOY!

May 30, 2013

This is one of my all time favorites. All the characters are wonderful. They show the true meaning of friendship.

This a great laugh-out-loud book!

Megi2001 Mar 29, 2013

It was a lovely book to read! This book really shows the real power of friendship! Adorable characters! This book was so good, I read it in 5 days. I rate this book 5 stars!

Jan 20, 2012

One of my 7 years olds favorite books.

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Megi2001 Mar 29, 2013

When Kona, a Labrador retriever, meets Stumpy, the squirrel in Gooseberry Park, it's best friends at first sight. But after Stumpy's babies are born, disaster strikes in the form of a violent ice storm.
Kona is not a fair-weather friend; he's worried sick! How will Stumpy and her babies survive? With the help of Murray, a hilarious bat, and Gwendolyn, a wise hermit crab, Kona shows just how true-and heroic-a friend can be.


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Megi2001 Mar 29, 2013

"What are we going to do, Gwendolyn?" Kona asked, his big head casting a giant shadow over her bowl. "Stumpy is in big trouble."
"Yes," Gwendolyn answered, nodding. "It's serious, very serious. Even if her tree is still standing, she will be trapped in her nest. And the ice...the babies..."
"I have to help her," Kona said, pacing in circles around the living room.


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