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Wild Life

Title

Wild Life

Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Pages

177 pages

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780374380014

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; Legal guardianship; Military families; grandparents raising grandchild; adoptive child; mother in the military; father in the military

Annotation

When twelve-year-old Eric's parents are deployed to Iraq, he goes to live with grandparents he hardly knows in a small town in North Dakota, but his grandfather's hostility and the threat of losing the dog he has rescued are too much and Eric runs away.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Golden Sower Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Great Stone Face Book Award, 2012-2013, Nominee; Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Iowa High School Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Iowa Teen Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2014, Nominee; Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2014, Nominee; North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2014, Nominee; Sequoyah Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2013-2014, Nominee; Young Adult Reading Program, 2012-2013, Nominee; Young Hoosier Book Award, 2014-2015, Nominee

Keywords

grandparents; parents deployed; war; Iraq; dog; rescue; running away

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

Wild Life

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