Don't Shoot!: Chase R.'s Top Ten Reasons NOT to Move to the Country

Don't Shoot!: Chase R.'s Top Ten Reasons NOT to Move to the Country

by Michael J. Rosen


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"This is a rich and provocative story." — School Library Journal

Fourteen-year-old Chase Riley has just moved with his parents from Columbus, Ohio, to a farmhouse in the country, but it may as well be on another planet. For starters, there’s a plague of cicadas, but that’s nothing compared to the awesome appearance of deer in the woods — or strapped to hunters’ cars. Chase seeks refuge at his computer, blasting off droll commentary, until a freak accident involving his own dog changes everything. And that’s when he begins devising The Plan.

A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year

A West Australian Young Readers Book Award Reading List Selection

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763620882
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/09/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 839,918
Product dimensions: 5.17(w) x 7.57(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Michael J. Rosen is the acclaimed author, editor, and illustrator of some forty books for both adults and young people. Many are inspired by his lifelong interest in and experience with animals, whether as a college zoology major, an amateur bird watcher, a dog trainer, or the founder of a granting program to help animal humane societies. Of CHASER: A NOVEL IN E-MAILS, he says, "When I moved from the major city where I’d lived most of my life to a rural community, the changes were monumental. And I often thought, What if I hadn’t actually chosen to live here? I tried in this novel to think more deliberately about the complicated (and always teetering) balance we try to achieve, living, as we all do, amid an ever-diminishing natural world."

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