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Robert takes a stand
Seuling, Barbara.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : Cricket Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
168 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Political experience gained in a class election comes in handy when Robert and his friend Paul act on behalf of endangered animals.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.8 2.0 84220.
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J FICTION Juvenile Fiction Open Shelf

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In the latest volume of the popular Robert series, animal-lover Robert Dorfman's research on the clouded leopard for a school report introduces him to the animal rights movement. When he organizes a peaceful protest outside a local fur salon, he's shocked to see his beloved Grandma Judy wearing a fur coat. Can mutual understanding and trust help Robert and Grandma Judy help them find common ground in a very difficult situation?

Meanwhile, Robert agrees to manage his best friend Paul's campaign for class president, which turns out to be much more complicated than the simple protests he's used to.

Author Notes

Barbara Seuling was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 22, 1937. Her career in publishing started when she took a job as a secretary to two editors at Dell Publishing. She later became an assistant before leaving Dell in the early 1970s. She worked at Lippincott for two years before deciding to become a freelance writer and illustrator.

Her first picture book, The Teeny Tiny Woman: An Old-English Ghost Story, was published in 1976. She wrote and illustrated several more picture books and also illustrated picture-book texts for other authors. Her other works included the Freaky Facts nonfiction series and Oh No, It's Robert! She also used her publishing experience to lead small private writing workshops. Her adult nonfiction book, How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published, first released in 1984. She died of complications from cancer on September 12, 2016 at the age of 79.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4. Fans of the Robert books won't be disappointed with the latest series entry, in which Robert fights for animal rights, helps his best friend run for third-grade class president, and learns how to take care of his new puppy, Huckleberry. He's also dealing with bigger questions: Why do his classmate's election posters keep disappearing? How can he love Grandma Judy so much when she smokes cigarettes and wears a fur coat? Luckily, his supportive family and friends are always around to help him find the answers and provide loads of fun and laughs as well. The simple text, short chapters, and quirky black-and-white charcoal drawings all contribute to making this a great choice for beginning independent readers. Equally important, most primary-grade children will relate to earnest, charming Robert, his world, his concerns, and his everyday adventures. --Jennifer Locke Copyright 2004 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-In this addition to the series, Robert's class is learning about endangered species, and his friend Paul is running for class president. The third grader is eagerly preparing a mask of a clouded leopard to go with his report when his puppy eats some of the papier-m?ch?. Then, Robert must deal with his feelings of dismay when his grandmother wraps herself in a fur coat. Robert is easy to like: his increasing awareness of animal rights and school elections helps him to understand his world. Humor abounds, and the childlike illustrations go a long way to enhance this episode in Robert's life. A good choice for beginning chapter-book readers.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.