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Braver : a wombat's tale / Suzanne Selfors and Walker Ranson.

Selfors, Suzanne, (author.). Ranson, Walker, (author.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library J SEL (Text) 33500013293048 New Checked out 11/05/2020
Hawley Public Library J SEL (Text) 33500013293055 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250219916
  • ISBN: 1250219914
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Imprint, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
When her parents and the other quiet, shy wombats of the Northern Forest are captured by the traitorous, carnivorous Tassie devils, Lola Budge, a talkative, adventure-seeking young wombat, embarks on a rescue mission, joined by a swamp water rat and a baby penguin.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Imprint.
Grades 4-6. Imprint.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    *Starred Review* Young Lola isn't your average wombat: she's prone to chatter and often sneaks out for neighborly chats with the field mice and local birds. While she tries to tamp down her curiosity and live in harmony with her fellow wombats, she secretly longs for excitement. Her wish is dramatically granted when the entire wombat community, including her parents, are abducted from their cozy burrows while she's sneaking about, and it's up to a distraught but determined Lola to make the perilous journey to seek the queen's help. Lola doesn't remain alone for long, accidentally teaming up with a gentle swamp water rat and a hapless fairy penguin, and the ragtag trio becomes an unlikely heroic team on a crusade for wombat justice. It's a terrifically engaging tale filled with suspense and silliness, and young readers will quickly find themselves absorbed in the marvelously detailed world of the Australian wilderness. There are shades of Brian Jacques' Redwall (1986) here, but it's a much kinder world, and the novel cast of unusual antipodean critters allows the story to work in tidbits of real info about the Australian wildlife (poison platypus spurs! cubic wombat poop!). A page-turner that still manages to impart lessons in the joy of unexpected friendships, the strength of familial bonds, and the satisfaction that can come from embracing your truest self. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Suzanne Selfors is a best-selling, award-winning author of over thirty books for young readers, including Wish Upon a Sleepover and Fortune’s Magic Farm. She lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest where wombat-sightings are extremely rare. Braver: A Wombat's Tale is her first book cowritten with her son.

Walker Ranson studied engineering at Gonzaga University and worked as a pizza chef and grocery stocker before finally admitting to his family and friends that what he really wanted to do was be a writer. Braver: A Wombat's Tale is his first published novel. Walker currently works at an independent bookstore and is writing his next novel.

Subject: Wombats > Fiction.
Animals > Australia > Fiction.
Rescues > Fiction.
Individuality > Fiction.
Courage > Fiction.

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