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Lord, Cynthia


(4) 1-3 Shelter Pet Squad series. Illustrated by Erin McGuire. Seven-year-old Suzannah wants to find Merlin the ferret the perfect home, but as Maplewood Animal Shelter's youngest volunteer, she cannot read the ferret-care book or attend a pet-adoption event on her own. Suzannah has spunk, and McGuire's halftone illustrations capture characters' emotions. Unfortunately, the narrative sometimes reads as a vehicle for pet-care information. Ferret facts and activities are appended.


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