What happens when Marion loses her class pet hamster and a mysterious letter turns up in her locker in this sixteenth book of The Critter Club series?
Finally! It’s Marion’s turn to take care of Teddy, the class pet hamster! As a member of The Critter Club, Marion is used to being around animals, but she’s excited to bring one home. The problem is, after one night in her house, Teddy goes missing! The next day, Marion finds a mysterious letter in her locker with clues that lead her on a scavenger hunt. Does someone know where Teddy is? And who is that someone?
With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!
Marion and the Secret Letter A Secret Surprise Marion, Ellie, Amy, and Liz stood watching their guest Dalmatian at The Critter Club. The dog hadn’t eaten all day. She just stood by her full food bowl, not interested.
Marion went to a filing cabinet. She pulled open the drawer labeled Critter Files. She flipped through the files inside. There was one for every animal the girls had taken care of—ever since they’d opened the rescue shelter in Ms. Sullivan’s barn.
Marion flipped past files for Digit the turtle, Lulu the French bulldog, Ollie the kitten . . . Marion smiled at the sight of Ollie’s name. He was the kitten her family had adopted!
“Penny!” Marion called out, finding the file she needed.
Earlier that day, Penny’s owner had dropped her off. She was going away for a week, so the girls had agreed to pet sit.
Callie Barkley loves animals. As a young girl, she dreamed of getting a cat or dog of her own until she discovered she was allergic to most of them. It was around this time that she realized the world was full of all kinds of critters that could use some love. She now lives with her husband and two kids in Connecticut. They share their home with exactly ten fish and a very active ant farm.
Tracy Bishop has loved drawing since she was a little girl in Japan. She spends her time illustrating books, reading, and collecting pens. She lives with her husband, son, and hairy dog, named Harry, in San Jose, California.
Publisher: Little Simon (February 28, 2017)
Length: 128 pages
Grades: K - 4
Ages: 5 - 9
Lexile ® 570L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®