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Saving Sammy

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After Morgan's backyard is flooded by the nearby river, her dog, Shire, finds a baby beaver that has been washed out of its den. Realizing that its parents aren't coming back, Morgan must quickly learn to care for the beaver, which she names Sammy. Morgan's parents warn her that he can't stay with them forever. Will Morgan be able to find a safe home for Sammy?
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Saving Sammy
Eric Walters
SàvIng SàmmY
ERIc WàLTeRs amY MeIssneR illuStratEd by
SàvIng SàmmY
ERIc WàLTeRs amY MeIssneR illuStratEd by
SàvIng SàmmY
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Text copyright ©2014Eric Walters Illustrations copyright ©2014Amy Meissner All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission in writing from the publisher.
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Walters, Eric, 1957, author Saving Sammy / Eric Walters ; illustrated by Amy Meissner. (Orca echoes)
Issued in print and electronic formats. isbn 9781459804999(pbk.).isbn 9781459805002(pdf). isbn 9781459805019(epub)
1. BeaversJuvenile fiction. I. Meissner, Amy, illustrator II. Title. III. Series: Orca echoes ps8595.a598s29 2014jc813'.54 c20139068554 c20139068562
First published in the United States,2014Library of Congress Control Number:2013955770
Summary: Morgan learns to care for a baby beaver that is washed into her backyard by floodwaters.
Orca Book Publishers gratefully acknowledges the support for its publishing programs provided by the following agencies: the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.
Cover artwork and interior illustrations by Amy Meissner
orca book publishers orca book publishers po Box 5626, Stn. B po Box 468 Victoria, bc CanadaCusterusa, wa v8r 6s4 982400468 www.orcabook.com
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For the Monkman family, who shared the story of rescuing Sammy from behind their house by the river. — EW
With many thanks to Aimee D. — ACM
ChàpTeR One
Morgan opened one eye and îstened cosey. It wasn’t wat se eard but wat sedidn’t ear tat made er appy. here was no sound o raîn on te roo. For days ît ad been raînîng. Her ater ad joked tat maybe ît was tîme to start buîdîng an ark and gaterîng anîmas two by two. It was a joke, but wen you îved rîgt besîde a loodîng rîver, ît was ony a sma joke. Morgan was muc more concerned about te loodîng tan se’d ever et on. Se cîmbed out o bed and ooked out te wîndow. he rîver ad retreated. It was stî tere, roug, wîte and wîde, but ît was no onger runnîng troug te corner o teîr backyard. Stî, tere was
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proo tat ît ad once been tere. he back ence was covered în brances tat ad been snagged as te loodwaters raced across teîr property. he amîy dogs were aready outsîde, runnîng and payîng, appy to be aowed în te backyard agaîn. Ryee—ony a year od—was runnîng around în cîrces as toug e was erdîng îmagînary seep. Morgan was sure tat’s wat Austraîan seperds dreamed o.Sîre, a Lab, was muc oder and sower, but tîs mornîng e was movîng aster tan usua. hey bot ooked îke tey were avîng un exporîng te new smes rom objects et beînd by te loodwaters. For Morgan, te rîver’s retreat meant work. Se and er parents woud ave to cean up te mess. Brances were strewn everywere around te yard. Se woudn’t compaîn because se knew tere ad been years wen te loods were worse. he prevîous sprîng, te metîng snow and îce ad swoen te rîver so muc tat ît apped at te back porc. Her parents ad been reay worrîed. hey’d tougt tey mîgt
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