Hubcaps and Puppies
By (author) Rosemary Nelson
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Hubcaps and Puppies by Rosemary Nelson
Book DescriptionIt's not easy having your own father for a teacher, but that's only one of twelve-year-old Nikki's problems. Her beloved dog has died, leaving a gaping hole in her life, which is thrown into further turmoil by the arrival of her long-lost eccentric grandmother from Australia. Life is pretty tense around Nikki's house, but Nikki relaxes by taking long rides on her horse and visiting a nearby secluded pond inhabited by a rare species of turtle. Things do begin to get brighter when she receives an unwanted, runt puppy as a birthday present. She names the ugly little Border Collie Lucky and he flourishes under her care. As she and her grandmother begin working together, first of all at preparing a garden and then at training Lucky for the local agility trials, they eventually become friends and the grandmother begins telling Nikki about her crusades for the environment in Australia. When Nikki finds out that developers are planning to fill in her special pond to build a housing estate, wiping out the turtles' habitat, she decides to take a dangerous stand on the animals' behalf. But can she really take on a big developer and win? Hubcaps and Puppies is not only a story about a girl, her dog and her horse, but also about the protection of the environment and the lessons that the older generation may have to teach the younger if they are willing to listen. Nelson writes in a fast-moving and energetic style, but her characters and situations are always realistic and believable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780929141985
(190mm x 130mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Napoleon Publishing
Publisher: Napoleon Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Rosemary Nelson
Galena's Gift, Paperback (October 1997)
In The Golden Grasshopper, ten-year-old Lisa's and her cousin Paul's lives were changed forever when they met Gagar, from the planet Ylepithon. In Galena's Gift, Gagar returns with his precocious young daughter, asking Lisa, now a twelve-year-old grade sixer, to babysit her and teach her about life on Earth.
Golden Grasshopper, Paperback (October 1996)
Lisa is a spunky, mischievous ten-year-old, living on a farm. In preparation for the school's Science Fair, Lisa convinces her classmate and cousin, Paul, that they should camp out on the front lawn one night to take pictures of UFOs. But the pair get a whole lot more than they bargained for when a real, live alien appears on their front lawn.
Dragon in the Clouds, Paperback (October 1994)» View all books by Rosemary Nelson
The Okanagan summer stretches out in front of twelve-year-old Nikki like a sparkling rainbow, with lots of time to spend at the beach and with her horse, Ginger. When her cousin Trevor arrives in his wheelchair, spoiling all her plans, they take an instant dislike to one another.
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Author Biography - Rosemary Nelson
Rosemary Nelson the author of four novels, Dragon in the Clouds, The Golden Grasshopper, Galena's Gift, and Hubcaps and Puppies. She lives in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.
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