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Tiger Town

by Eric Walters

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lions, tigers, leopards, etc., zoos
list price: $7.99
also available: eBook eBook
published: 2014
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
9 to 12
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
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  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
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Eric Walters' series about the zoo next door continues!

Mr. McCurdy and Vladimir are well on their way to installing the new animals on Mr. McCurdy's farm: Boo Boo the bear, Peanuts the elephant, Kushna the tiger, and Sarah's pet deer are joining the family of exotic creatures, and it's hard work moving them in.

But when a young boy sneaks into the big cats' barn, mayhem breaks loose. McCurdy's old rival, the community's mayor, has an excuse to question the security of the exotic animal farm — and soon they're threatened by an overzealous inspector. The local newspaper gets in on the action, and animal-rights protesters invade the farm. To make matters worse, Sarah and Nicholas's mother is dating the police chief! Whose side will she take in the fight for Tiger Town?

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From Tiger Town:"Watch this," Nick said from the back of the elephant.We all turned to face him in time to see Peanuts bow gracefully — at least gracefully for an elephant. Whispering in his ear, Nick got Peanuts to stand, lifting one front foot and theopposite back foot off the ground. Quickly lowering those feet, the elephant raised his othertwo. It was pretty impressive. Peanuts then responded as Nick had him back up, turn andelevate his trunk. I had to hand it to Nick — he really was doing incredibly well."Pretty impressive, don't you think, Malcolm?"I asked. There was no response. I glanced over. He wasn't there. Frantically I looked around. He was gone. The other four kids were standing right there. Then, suddenly, a blood-curdling scream shot from the stairs, coming from the stable. It had to be Malcolm. He was alone down there with the big cats!

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Editorial Review

Praise for Tiger Town:

"As children read this story, they will learn facts about wild animals and the costs involved in rescuing them." —CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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About the Author

Eric Walters

Eric Walters is a Member of the Order of Canada and the author of over 115 books that have collectively won more than 100 awards including the Governor General’s Literary Award for The King of Jam Sandwiches. A former teacher, Eric began writing as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. Eric is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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