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Title:
Pee Wee & Plush
Author:
Hurwitz, Johanna.
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Publication Information:
New York : SeaStar Books, 2002.
Physical Description:
134 pages :bill. ; 19 cm
Summary:
Pee Wee the guinea pig and his friend Lexi the squirrel help a new guinea pig adjust to life in the wilds of New York City's Central Park, but are unsure what to do about the approach of winter.
General Note:
"A park pals adventure."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.5 2.0 63698.
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ISBN:
9781587171918
Format :
Book

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Summary

Here is an all-new Park Pals adventure from the author of PeeWee's Tale and Lexi's Tale . When Plush, a female guinea pig, ends up in Central Park, PeeWee thinks he'll have a family soon. But at first, Plush would rather listen to classical music than explore the wild outdoors with him. Then PeeWee finds out that winter will be comingsomething neither of them have ever faced. And for once, PeeWee's best friend, Lexi, who always has something smart to say, doesn't have much advice. Will PeeWee and Plush overcome their differences in time to prepare for the bitter cold?

Full of surprises, and featuring an adorable cast of guinea pig babies, this action-packed tale about building friendship and conquering fear is sure to find a special place in readers' hearts.


Author Notes

Children's author, Johanna Hurwitz was born and raised in New York City. She attended Queens College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and then Columbia University for her master's in Library Science.

She worked as a librarian and taught graduate courses in children's literature and storytelling. Her first title, Busybody Nora was published in 1976 and she has been writing a book or two a year ever since. Her other titles include Dear Emma, Summer with Elisa, A Llama in the Family, Busybody Nora and the Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein. She has written over 60 titles.

Her works have won her several state awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Kentucky Bluegrass Award, the Garden State Children's Choice Award, and the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

New York City's Central Park guinea pig PeeWee meets his match and his dreams of starting a family come true in PeeWee & Plush, the third installment in the Park Pals Adventure series by Johanna Hurwitz, illus. by Patience Brewster. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-An accessible story for beginning chapter-book readers. In this third story about the resourceful guinea pig who lives in Central Park, PeeWee wants a family, and he courts Plush, who has been brought to the park by his human friend to keep him company. He wins her love and trust with his ability to read, and he takes her to the operas in the park. The two guinea pigs are helped by Lexi, PeeWee's squirrel friend and sidekick, from Lexi's Tale (SeaStar, 2001), who has the sometimes annoying habit of reciting proverbs. Meanwhile, they must plan for winter in order to survive. Plush and PeeWee become the responsible parents of Pudge, Perky, Pip, and Squeak. Brewster's comical pencil drawings accompany the charming text. Clever characters and steady adventures will keep children reading to the happy ending.-Debbie Stewart, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Here Is Plushp. 1
Chapter 2 Plush Gets Angryp. 15
Chapter 3 Looking for Plushp. 22
Chapter 4 A Night at the Operap. 30
Chapter 5 What Is Winter?p. 49
Chapter 6 A Trip to the Zoop. 62
Chapter 7 Summer Daysp. 81
Chapter 8 Guinea Pig Familyp. 89
Chapter 9 Running Away from Winterp. 103
Chapter 10 An Unusual Journeyp. 110
Chapter 11 Journey's Endp. 124