97 pages
English
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Bats in Trouble

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Cricket McKay and her best friend, Shilo, are enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation when they discover that something is killing bats around Grandpa McKay's farm. Could the new wind turbines be the cause? The kids do some detective work and then jump into action coming up with a plan to save the bats.
Bats in Trouble is the third book featuring animal-activist Cricket MacKay, following Ospreys in Danger and Salamander Rescue.

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Date de parution 17 octobre 2017
Nombre de lectures 4
EAN13 9781459814042
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 6 Mo

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atsin rouble
Pamela McDowell illustrated by Kasia Charko
Bats iN Trouble
Pamela McDowell illustrated byKasia Charko
Text copyright ©2017Pamela McDowell Illustrations copyright ©2017Kasia Charko 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 Bats in trouble / Pamela McDowell ; illustrated by Kasia Charko. (Orca echoes)
Issued in print and electronic formats. isbn 978-1-4598-1403-5(softcover).—isbn 978-1-4598-1404-2(pdf).— isbn 978-1-4598-1405-9(epub)
I. Charko, Kasia,1949II. Title. , illustrator III. Series: Orca echoes ps8625.d785b38 2017jc813'.6 c2017-900842-0 c2017-900843-9
First published in the United States,2017Library of Congress Control Number:2017933012
Summary: In this early chapter book, Cricket and her friends rally the town of Pincher Creek to save migrating bats being killed by newly installed wind turbines.
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.
Edited by Liz Kemp Cover artwork and interior illustrations by Kasia Charko Author photo by Ellen Gasser
orca book publishers www.orcabook.com
Printed and bound in Canada.
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For Tessa, who is always up for adventure.
Chapter One
“The second time Angelica went up the stairs, she heard the music again. She crept slowly, stepping over the hole in the fourth stair. Her heart pounded. Fathump, fathump, fathump.” Tyler paused and leaned forward to poke the logs in the fire pit. “Don’t stop now,” Shilo said. She squished closer to Cricket and grabbed
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her hand. “Did she see the ghost? Was it there?” Tyler nodded, his face serious. “Angelica held her breath and listened. Creakcreak. Creakcreak. It repeated over and over.Creakcreak. Creakcreak. She tiptoed down the hall, following the beam of her flashlight. Spiders scurried out of her way.” “Ouch, don’t squeeze so tight!” Cricket said. “Sorry. He said there were spiders.” “It was colder at the end of the hall. The creaking got louder. Suddenly Angelica’s flashlight flickered and went out. She froze. The hall was completely dark. She would never find her way back down the stairs. She had to go forward.”
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Crack!A log in the fire popped and sent a shower of sparks up in the air. The girls jumped. Shilo gasped. Creakcreak. Creakcreak. The sound was coming from the room at the end of the hall. Light began to glow from a crack under the door. The air in the hallway was cold. Angelica took a deep breath and peeked through the door. But she leaned in too far—the door swung wide open and she fell into the room!” C r a c k !l o g n o t h e r  A p o p p e d . Something dark flew over the girls’ heads. Cricket ducked. “What was that?” Small dark bodies zoomed past. Shilo screamed. “Bats!” Cricket’s grandpa stepped out onto the farmhouse porch. “Everything all right down there, Tyler? Cricket?”
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