A Prickly Problem

A Prickly Problem

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In this fourth book in the illustrated Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet chapter book series, a young Callie Vee tackles a conundrum involving the rambunctious family dog and some very prickly quills

When the Tate family dog, Ajax, has a run-in with a porcupine, things get prickly--and dangerous--quickly. It'll take Callie's quick thinking and doctoring, along with a little help from Dr. Pritzker, to make things right. Will Ajax learn to leave other critters alone?

From Jacqueline Kelly, the author of the acclaimed books, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate and The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate , comes a series for younger readers, featuring a smart and spunky heroine and the lushly imagined world of turn-of-the-century Texas.


Read the whole series :
Counting Sheep
Who Gives a Hoot?
A Prickly Problem

Praise for the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series:

"Animal husbandry done right for the young reader set." -- Kirkus Reviews on Counting Sheep

"Expect a fresh crop of Calpurnia readers to simply enjoy this on its own considerable merits." -- The Bulletin on Skunked!

"This is a great progression from the Lois Lowry books and Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books." -- Children's Literature on Skunked!

"This engaging introductory chapter book contains the added benefit of introducing readers to science and nature terminology as well as a bit of Texas history. . . . Entertaining, humorous, and informative." -- School Library Journal , starred review on Skunked!

Publisher: New York :, Godwin Books/Henry Holt and Company,, 2018
Edition: First Square Fish edition
ISBN: 9781250177193
Branch Call Number: J FF KEL
Characteristics: 104 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Meyer, Jennifer L.


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