Ranger is trained to be a Rescue dog, but is not certified because he likes to chase squirrels too much! When he digs up a weird looking box, Ranger is transported back in time to the Oregon Trail where a family heading West needs the special help a lovable, squirrel chasing, rescue dog can give. Good for teachers, students and lovers of books, dogs, history or fun adventures. (Messner's Author note and more references help bring fact and fiction together). Ages 7-10 — Jeanette
Meet Ranger He's a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can't officially pass the test because he's always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy named Sam Abbott. Sam's family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and soon after Ranger arrives he helps the boy save his little sister. Ranger thinks his job is done, but the Oregon Trail can be dangerous, and the Abbotts need Ranger's help more than they realize.
About the Author
Kate Messner is the author of THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z., winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers; CAPTURE THE FLAG, an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner; HIDE AND SEEK; MANHUNT; and the Marty McGuire chapter book series. A former middle-school English teacher, Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family and loves reading, walking in the woods, and traveling. Visit her online at www.katemessner.com.