A Prickly Problem: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

Book 4
Sold by Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Ages 6-8
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In this story in the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet chapter book series, Callie must help the family dog out of a prickly situation.

When the Tate family dog, Ajax, has a run-in with a porcupine, things get prickly—and dangerous—quickly. It'll take Callie's quick thinking and doctoring, along with a little help from Dr. Pritzker, to make things right. Will Ajax learn to leave other critters alone?

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About the author

Jacqueline Kelly is the author of the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet chapter book series, The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, Return to the Willows, and Newbery Honor winner The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Born in New Zealand, she now lives with her husband and too many cats and dogs in Austin, Texas.
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Publisher
Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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Published on
Apr 10, 2018
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Pages
112
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ISBN
9781627798761
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / General
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20th Century
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This content is DRM protected.
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