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Gator on the Loose

Title

Gator on the Loose

Authors

Sue Stauffacher

Illustrator

Priscilla Lamont

Publisher

Yearling

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780375851315

Pages

160 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Chaos ensues when Keisha's father brings an escaped alligator home to Carter's Urban Rescue, but it gets out of the bathroom while Grandma is guarding it.

Grade Level

3-5

Lexile Measure

740L

Topic

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; biracial children; interracial marriage; interracial family

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Ages 5 to 9
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2010 Stories for Younger Readers

Keywords

alligators; family life; animal rescue; animal conservation; friendship; siblings; humor; environment; family business; pool; escape

Diversity Impact

indirect

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