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Animal Rescue Agency #1: Case File: The Little Claws


Series
Animal Rescue Agency

by
Eliot Schrefer

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Katherine Tegen
ISBN
9780062982339
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Cruelty to Animals
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New York Times bestselling author Eliot Schrefer introduces a delightful and dynamic animal duo in a race against time to save a polar bear cub in the first book in this hilarious and heartwarming middle grade series about friendship and conservation.

When a little polar bear cub winds up trapped on an ice floe heading out to sea, his mother knows there’s only one place to turn: the Animal Rescue Agency!

Dashing Esquire Fox used to organize the world’s most elaborate chicken raids, until the day she encountered Mr. Pepper. Meeting the blustery old rooster changed her heart, convincing her to turn from a life of crime and instead form the Animal Rescue Agency, which masterminds rescue operations across the globe.

Esquire and her unlikely chicken business manager, Mr. Pepper, coordinate with their far-flung agents to get them to the Arctic. In that frozen land they learn that what happened to the polar bear cub was no accident—and that saving him will pit them against the scariest predator in the world: a human.“Esquire Fox’s Field Notes.” Recipe for mushroom jerky. Black-and-white illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Cruelty to Animals

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

176

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.6: points 4

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2021

Book Genres

Animal Stories (Tales)

Topics

Animals. Adventure and adventurers. Arctic animals. Foxes. Chickens. Polar bears. Humorous stories. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-5–When Esquire Fox and her partner Mr. Pepper, a gentlemanly rooster, get the message that an animal of some kind is trapped on an ice floe, they rush to the rescue. As the founders of the Animal Rescue Agency, they have sworn to help any animal who is in trouble. On arrival in Utqiagvik, Alaska, they learn that the animal they need to save is a baby polar bear named Little Claws. It has been stranded on an ice floe by a mysterious man in a white fur hat, who soon captures them as well. It will require the help of some unlikely animal allies and a daring adventure in the Arctic Sea to rescue the stranded polar bear while escaping the villainous poacher. With its odd-couple protagonists (the daring, but slightly vain Esquire Fox and stodgy, sensible Mr. Pepper), and entertaining portrayal of the animal world, this new series by the Endangered author is full of lighthearted adventure. Cartoon-style illustrations by Duncan add to the story’s charm. The field notes at the end explain the real-life perils faced by polar bears in the face of climate change, and include resources explaining the causes of polar ice loss and how kids can help. This also includes a recipe for mushroom jerky. VERDICT This lively new series will appeal to fans of Elisabetta Dami’s “Geronimo Stilton” and other anthropomorphic animal adventure stories.–Ashley Larsen, ­Pacifica Libraries, CA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-5–When Esquire Fox and her partner Mr. Pepper, a gentlemanly rooster, get the message that an animal of some kind is trapped on an ice floe, they rush to the rescue. As the founders of the Animal Rescue Agency, they have sworn to help any animal who is in trouble. On arrival in Utqiagvik, Alaska, they learn that the animal they need to save is a baby polar bear named Little Claws. It has been stranded on an ice floe by a mysterious man in a white fur hat, who soon captures them as well. It will require the help of some unlikely animal allies and a daring adventure in the Arctic Sea to rescue the stranded polar bear while escaping the villainous poacher. With its odd-couple protagonists (the daring, but slightly vain Esquire Fox and stodgy, sensible Mr. Pepper), and entertaining portrayal of the animal world, this new series by the Endangered author is full of lighthearted adventure. Cartoon-style illustrations by Duncan add to the story’s charm. The field notes at the end explain the real-life perils faced by polar bears in the face of climate change, and include resources explaining the causes of polar ice loss and how kids can help. This also includes a recipe for mushroom jerky. VERDICT This lively new series will appeal to fans of Elisabetta Dami’s “Geronimo Stilton” and other anthropomorphic animal adventure stories.–Ashley Larsen, ­Pacifica Libraries, CA

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