Wild Life

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Macmillan, May 10, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 177 pages
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Erik is preparing for his first-ever hunting trip when he learns that his parents are being deployed to Iraq.† A few days later, Erik is shipped off to North Dakota to live with Big Darrell and Oma, grandparents he barely knows. When Erik rescues a dog thatís been stuck by a porcupine, Big Darrell says Erik canít keep him. But Erik has already named her Quill and canít bear to give her up.† He decides to run away, taking the dog and a shotgun, certain that they can make it on their own out on the prairie.

In this story of adventure and survival, Erik learns about the challenges and satisfactions of living off the land, the power of family secrets, and the pain of losing what you love.


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User Review  - Ethan B - Goodreads

Summery: There was a boy named Erik and he took a hunter safety cores. When he got home he knew something was wrong. He talked to his parents and it was bad news. His parents had to go to war and they ... Read full review

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User Review  - Donovan - Goodreads

12 year old Erik finally gets his shooting license, but right when he got home he found out that he needs to visit his grandparents for six months. In North Dakota which is where his grandparents live ... Read full review

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Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling books for young readers, including The Ghost of Fossil Glen, Signal, The Missing Manatee, and Weasel. Her books have been nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award and listed as American Library Association Notable Children's Books and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, among numerous other honors. She lives in upstate New York.