Thanks to Nicki

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American Girl, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 102 pages
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Ten-year-old Nicki Fleming is about to start fifth grade. She has spent the summer on her Colorado ranch working with Sprocket, the service dog she has been training, and helping her mother, who is expecting twins. In addition, Nicki's best friend Becca was away all summer, and Nicki has gotten to be close friends with Kris, one of the new girls at their school.
The start of a new school year is usually an exciting time for Nicki, but this year it's laced with sadness because it means that Sprocket will soon leave for advanced training and eventual placement with a person with special needs. Starting school is also more challenging this year because it means trying to maintain close friendships with both Kris and Becca, who don't know each other very well.
Can Nicki find a way to let Sprocket go AND to keep both Kris and Becca close?

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Review: Thanks to Nicki (American Girl of the Year)

User Review  - Lily - Goodreads

Very sweet. Nicki's reaction was believable when she gave Sprocket up. Nice conclusion to the series. Read full review

Review: Thanks to Nicki (American Girl of the Year)

User Review  - Goodreads

Very sweet. Nicki's reaction was believable when she gave Sprocket up. Nice conclusion to the series. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Ann Howard Creel was born on July 24, 1953. By the age of ten she was writing daily in a diary, and by the age of twelve she had written a novel. She attended the University of Texas, received a degree in nursing, and became a Registered Nurse. After moving to California in 1985 she went back to school and earned a Master's degree. She loved her nursing career, but the urge to write never left her, so she began to write again at night after work when she moved to Colorado. She took two creative writing courses in Durango, Colorado and then wrote her first novel, Water at the Blue Earth. She still works as a school nurse in the Denver area and writes part-time. Her titles include A Ceiling of Stars, Call Me the Canyon, and The Magic of the Ordinary Days.

Doron Ben-Ami is an award winning illustrator living in Danbury Connecticut with his wife Hilary Kaufman/Ben-Ami and two children, Juilet and Jake. Mr. Ben-Ami studied art at Brooklyn College where he graduated Cum Laude in 1977 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. He subsequently served an apprenticeship with renowned figurative painter Philip Pearlstein. His work has appeared on numerous young adult and children's book covers, as well as national advertisements.

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