The Worm Whisperer

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Macmillan, Jan 22, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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You've heard of Horse Whisperers and Dog Whisperers, but Ellis thinks he might be a Worm Whisperer!
Ellis Coffey loves animals. He spends so much time outdoors that sometimes he thinks he can talk with them. When he discovers a caterpillar that seems to follow his directions, he knows he has a chance to win the annual Woolly Worm race. The prize money is $1,000--exactly the amount of the deductible for his dad's back surgery. If Ellis is right and he can train his woolly worm to be the fastest in the county, he's sure can solve all his family's problems. But when you're trying to talk to insects, nothing is as simple as it seems.
From Betty Hicks, author of the Gym Shorts series for new readers, comes a story of friendship, family, and hidden talents that might be more useful than they first seemed.


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What a sweet, feel good story. Ellis is a normal little boy, leading a normal life. Some might consider the circumstances of his life hard, but Ellis does not. He just wants to help his family. Read full review

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This was a good story. Ellis has a lot to deal with between taking care of his dad and filling in for mom who is working so much. He decides to help out by winning the woolly worm race so dad can have ... Read full review

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Betty Hicks is the author of the Gym Shorts series as well as novels Get Real, Out of Order, Busted! and I Smell Like Ham. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Ben Hatke is the author/illustrator behind Zita, the Spacegirl. He lives in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and a boisterous pack of daughters.

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