The Sasquatch Escape

The Sasquatch Escape

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When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he's certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather's cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon?

Amazed, Ben enlists the help of Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure. They take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian's office in town -- Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital. But as Ben and Pearl discover once they are inside, Dr. Woo's isn't a worm hospital at all -- it's actually a secret hospital for imaginary creatures.

After Ben accidentally leaves the hospital's front door unlocked, a rather large, rather stinky, and very hairy beast escapes into Buttonville. Ben and Pearl are tasked with retrieving the runaway creature, and what started out as an ordinary summer becomes the story of a lifetime.

Suzanne Selfors delivers a wild journey filled with mythical creatures and zany adventures that are anything but imaginary.
This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Sasquatch Escape . These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014, c2013
Edition: 1st paperback ed
ISBN: 9780316225694
Branch Call Number: J PB S
Characteristics: 214 p. :,ill., map ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Santat, Dan

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nbooher
Sep 27, 2016

Ben Silverstein, age ten, is sent to stay with his grandfather in Buttonville. Grandpa Abe frequents the senior center, where every day is a treat and pudding day is the most popular!! Enter Pearl Petal, a trouble maker according to the adults, and a new friendship is born. Both Pearl and Ben think they have seen a dragon flying through the air. Was it truly a dragon or is this another of Ben's "stories".

JCLChrisK Feb 17, 2015

An enjoyable series opener that lays the foundation for future adventures with a nice balance of sensational, suspense, and silliness. Also, a knowing critique of small town life, with kids conspiring to protect their secrets from nosy adults. Entertaining and engaging.

LibrLdyMapleValley Jan 23, 2015

Ben Silverstein is looking at having the most boring summer vacation ever. He has to spend the best months of the year in run down old Buttonville with his grandpa. He almost falls asleep thinking about it.
As he's busy being totally bored he sees his grandpa's cat bring home what looks like a baby dragon... that can't be right. Can it? When the tiny little monster breathes a stream of fire into Ben's face he has to admit that he has a baby dragon sitting on his bed. Probably not the best place for it. With the help of a new friend (whether he likes it or not) Pearl Petal he has to figure out what to do with this little fire breather. It clearly needs the help of a Veterinarian because the cat kind of squished it but the only place in town is Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital. It's worth a try.
Once they get inside the dark and crusty old building things go from weird to really very weird. And then they let the Sasquatch out and things go completely crazy. Dr. Woo isn't really a worm vet, she's an Imaginary Animal Vet (the Sasquatch is in because he has a rash) and it turns out that Ben is in for the most exciting summer of his life.
The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors is the first in the new series The Imaginary Veterinary.

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thomd
Aug 25, 2013

Read with daughter, 9. Really liked the cast and story, Pearl is a strong female character. The illustrations were well done and with just the right frequency. Has the makings of a good series. Recommended! (Aug 22-25)

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