Abandoned!: A Lion Called Kiki
Abandoned!: A Lion Called Kiki
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Series: Rainbow Street Shelter Vol. 4   

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Annotation: When Mona McNeil returns to visit her grandparents' farm as an adult, she recalls the summer she spent there raising Kiki, a lion cub she got as an eighth birthday gift from her uncle Matthew, an experience that led her to open Rainbow Street Animal Shelter.
Catalog Number: #5374524
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Copyright Date: 2012
Edition Date: 2012
Illustrator: Castelao, Patricia,
Pages: 117 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-8050-9501-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-8050-9501-2
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2011042747
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Horn Book
In Abandoned! (a prequel to this series) young Mona raises a needy lion cub, which leads her to open the Rainbow Street Shelter as an adult. In Stolen!, horse-obsessed Amy finds abducted pony Pebbles ditched in a park and brings her to the loving shelter. Simple, illustrated chapters will appeal to young readers, and the engaging plots will resonate with animal lovers.
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Word Count: 9,599
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.0 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 152437 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.5 / points:5.0 / quiz:Q58160
Lexile: 840L
Guided Reading Level: N
Fountas & Pinnell: N

Mona's uncle Matthew works in a circus, and he always gives pretty great birthday presents. But when Mona turns eight, he gives her something better than juggling balls or stilts--a baby lion cub! His note says that the cub's mother couldn't care for it properly, and he knows Mona and her grandparents can help. Mona names the lion Kiki, and at first Kiki is like any other kitten. As she grows bigger and bigger, though, Mona realizes that Kiki needs a home which will allow her to be the wild animal she was born to be. Fans of the Rainbow Street Shelter books will love reading about how the shelter started and how its owner, Mona, has always loved animals--starting with an adorable baby lion.


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