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The Truth About Rats (and Dogs)
By author: Jacqueline Pearce
Selling Points: "Rats, sibling rivalry, family pressure"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2006
Pages: 160
Fiction Ages 8-12
Price:  $8.95
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Unlike his perfect older sister, Jenna, Conner hates his piano lessons and gets bad grades in math. He's really good at bike tricks and he loves animals, but his parents have a no-pets rule and they don't take his bike-riding seriously. When the local animal shelter gets overcrowded, everybody in Conner's pet club agrees to take in a foster pet. Conner has to hide his rat, Oscar, from his family, who would never believe that Oscar is smart and cute and pretty lovable. Or would they?
CM Magazine - March 1, 2007
"The story is above average, the characters are well developed and the plot moves along at a good pace. Recommended."

Awards

Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee, short-listed  CA  2007

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