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Backyard Rescue

Ten-year-old Lindsay and Greta are determined to keep their wild animal patients safe, even though running a backyard wildlife hospital means breaking the law. When the officer comes to remove their convalescing patients, they resist. Their act of civil disobedience has consequences, which they decide to accept until such time as they find a humane solution.


"Ryden has produced many attractive nonfiction titles. Now she extends her expertise into fiction where she has successfully merged a wealth of information about wildlife with a moving story of friendship and families."
Starred review by School Library Journal

Young Hoosier Book Award
(Grades 4-6)

Sunshine State Young Readers Award
(Grades 3-5)

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