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Ada Public Library J HEL (Text) 33500013740139 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library J HEL (Text) 33500013740121 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780358415220
  • ISBN: 0358415225
  • Physical Description: vi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Clarion Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

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Summary, etc.: "When a furry, four-legged beast from the distant past appears in their park, the local animals are concerned about unwanted attention from humans. Gilly the Possum, assistant to raccoon Mayor Crawdaddy, is tasked with figuring out where the lost galumpus came from . . . and how to get him home again. While Gilly and the Mayor don't agree on much, they can agree on one thing: with a huge blizzard rolling in, the galumpus needs their help, no matter where he came from. This laugh-out-loud illustrated adventure has the whole woodland community in Theodore Wirth Park considering the best way to welcome a newcomer--and what generosity in the face of unthinkable circumstances can mean."--
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
    When an enormous furry creature materializes in a Minnesota bog, it causes a stir. What is it? The gathered animals guess: Moose? Dinosaur? Camel? But no one is confident. They can only ascertain that he is forlorn and far from home. Happily, a park ranger appears to clear things up: it's a woolly mammoth, and a time vortex has swept him 10,000 years from the past into the present-day park. The astonished animals agree that they must get the poor mammoth home, and a reliable possum, Gilly, is assigned to unravel the mystery. Suspecting they'll require human help, Gilly summons an intrepid girl to join the mission, but with a blizzard brewing and something sinister on their trail, they'll need to work swiftly or else the mammoth will be stranded in the park forever. The whole book is a hoot, packed with memorable characters and hilarious high jinks. Short chapters and adorable black-and-white illustrations will appeal to newer readers, as will the silly subject matter. A laugh-out-loud adventure with kindness at its core. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Animals Juvenile fiction
Generosity Juvenile fiction
Communities Juvenile fiction
Animals Fiction
Generosity Fiction
Communities Fiction
Genre: Humorous fiction.

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