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category: Children's Fiction
published: Oct 2017
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Bats in Trouble

by Pamela McDowell, illustrated by Kasia Charko

tagged: nocturnal, chapter books, farm & ranch life

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.

About the Authors
Pamela McDowell's first career was in education, teaching junior high and high school. She began writing when she left teaching and has now written more than twenty nonfiction books for children. Pamela lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband, two kids and an Australian shepherd. For more information, visit www.pamelamcdowell.ca

Working in watercolor and colored pencil, Kasia Charko creates detailed, colorful paintings that bring period, place and character to life. Born and educated in England, Kasia lives in Alton, Ontario, with her family of animals. For more information, visit www.charko.com
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
7 to 8
2 to 3
Reading age:
7 to 9
Editorial Review

"Effective in delivering an environmental message and encouraging action."

— Kirkus Reviews

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