Trash Mountain

Trash Mountain

Book - 2014
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This you should know: Gray squirrels are almost always larger, faster, and more aggressive than reds. They out-eat the reds and out-breed them. Science says the grays will eventually win.

Nutley is a young red squirrel. For most of his life, he's been content to live on local seeds and the cautious wisdom of his parents. But like so many young squirrels before him, he feels the call of the wild (and the hazelnuts) beyond the safety of his family's own tree. Nutley wonders what it would be like to be Dangerous, like the growing band of gray squirrels that roam his neighborhood.

Nature, which is truly red in tooth and claw, forces Nutley to find out if he's cut out for a life of danger. He must flee his familiar tree for the smelly shelter of the local landfill. There, with the help of some unlikely allies, he might just be able to make a stand against the grays.

This you should know: No matter what scientists say is almost always true, the exceptions are almost always the best stories.

Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2014]
ISBN: 9781467712347
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Branch Call Number: j F YOLEN J
Characteristics: 176 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Monroe, Chris - Illustrator

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AJDKnight
Jun 04, 2015

This is a really cute book about a squirrel who is favored and shelter by his parents after his siblings die. But after the murder of his parents by the grays he is forced out into the world and into the nearby landfill.
The scene where his parents are murdered is tragic but when he discovers the bodies I wondered if this is more of an older kids book. Its not bad but a bit difficult to read.

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Jun 04, 2015

AJDKnight thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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