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The Babysitters
Contributor(s): Chaconas, Dori, McCue, Lisa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0448480506     ISBN-13: 9780448480503
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers
    OUR PRICE: $3.60  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: March 2014
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Annotation: Cork the muskrat tries to persuade his best friend Fuzz, a possum, to help babysit for a porcupine.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Babysitters; Fiction.
Opossums; Fiction.
Muskrat; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2014000935
Lexile Measure: 340
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Cork and Fuzz
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 136098
Reading Level: 2.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Dori Chaconas was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1938. The second child in a family of seven, Dori fell into the role of storyteller, nursery rhyme singer, and general entertainer for her siblings. She claims she learned about story pacing early. If the story action lagged, her fidgety audience would either scatter or start a poking war.

She has been married to Nick, her high school sweetheart, for 44 years. Everyone says the romance will last. They raised four daughters, and are now enjoying three grandsons—especially Grandpa, having been outnumbered by women all those years.

When their daughters were young, Dori wrote for them. She published three picture books and more than fifty stories in children's magazines. In the 70's, her interest turned to yarn embroidery design and she sold designs to major needlework companies and national magazines.

In 1997, Dori started writing stories again, partly to keep her grandsons from fidgeting or starting poking wars. Her stories reflect the warmth of family life. Dori gives credit to her parents for giving her a strong sense of family, and to her children and grandchildren for keeping it alive.