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The Tarantula in My Purse

(1996)
And 172 Other Wild Pets
A non fiction book by

 
 
1 Screech Owl
6 Ducklings
1 Weasel
1 Toad
3 Crows
1 Raccoon
3 Salamanders
1 Goose
7 Sunfish
1 Skunk
1 Tarantula


And that's just the beginning of the list'Jean Craighead George has counted at least 173 wild pets that became part of the family as she raised her three children. As the Georges cared for this wildly varied assortment of animals, their stories made their ways into the books that Jean was writing, many of which have become children's classics.Humorous, heart-warming, and just plain entertaining, these stories by Newbery Medalist Jean Craighead George recall what life was like as she raised three children and 173 wild pets. On any given day there might be a bat in the refrigerator, an owl in the shower, or a crow at the kitchen table. Jean Craighead George's respect for nature and its many creatures is evident in all of her writing. Here, she offers a personal, firsthand account of the many animals that made their way into her life and her books.



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Hardback Editions

September 1997 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Tarantula in My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets
Author(s): Jean Craighead George
ISBN: 0-606-11971-X / 978-0-606-11971-9 (USA edition)
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September 1997 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Tarantula in My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets
Author(s): Jean Craighead George
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September 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Tarantula in My Purse: and 172 Other Wild Pets
Author(s): Jean Craighead George
ISBN: 0-06-023626-4 / 978-0-06-023626-7 (USA edition)
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September 1996 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Tarantula in My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets
Author(s): Jean Craighead George
ISBN: 0-06-023627-2 / 978-0-06-023627-4 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Tarantula in My Purse and 172 Other Wild Pets: True-Life Stories to Read Aloud
Author(s): Jean Craighead George
ISBN: 0-06-446201-3 / 978-0-06-446201-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Harcourt School Publishers Collections: Chapter Book Grade 5 Tarantula In/Purse
Author(s): Harcourt Brace, Harcourt School Publishers
ISBN: 0-15-314391-6 / 978-0-15-314391-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt School Publishers
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September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Tarantula in My Purse and 172 Other Wild Pets (Houghton Mifflin Reading)
Author(s): Jean Craighead George
ISBN: 0-618-06271-8 / 978-0-618-06271-3 (USA edition)
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1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: the Tarantula in My Purse Edition: Reprint
Author(s): Jean Craighead George
ISBN: 0-590-36321-2 / 978-0-590-36321-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Title: The Tarantula in My Purse: and 172 Other Wild Pets
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