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Wild Life

Title

Wild Life

Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780374380014

Pages

177 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

860L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Military families; grandparents raising grandchild; grandparents looking after grandson; mother in the military; father in the military; parents in the military

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

grandmother and grandfather

Awards

Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2013, 2nd Runner Up

Keywords

grandparents; deployment; war; Iraq; dog; rescue; running away; North Dakota; gun

Diversity Impact

direct

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