We can't all be rattlesnakes
I am a snake.
No, not a rattlesnake. I just look like one. I'm a gopher snake.
One day an oily, filthy, fleshy human child crossed my path. As luck would have it, he knew the difference between a gopher snake and a rattlesnake. He has imprisoned me in a terrarium. His name is Gunnar. He calls me Crusher. He thinks I'm male. I'm not.
He dropped in a dead mouse and hoped I'd eat it. I buried it. He then dropped in a live one, which he called "Breakfast." I didn't lay a coil on it.
Gunnar thinks I'll be his adoring pet. He's wrong.
In fact, I am planning my escape. I may take Breakfast with me.
Crusher will charm readers in this entertaining, clever novel about a snake in captivity and how she turns the tables on her human captor.
Level 3.9, 3 Points
|Grouped Work ID||ebf57fbd-3df5-b99a-30d3-660190418d70|
|Grouping Title||we can t all be rattlesnakes|
|Grouping Author||jennings patrick|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-02 04:44:08AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-17 04:48:57AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Aurora Hills Kids Fiction|
Cherrydale Kids Fiction
|display_description||When Crusher the snake is captured, her only thought is to escape but as time goes by and she befriends the other inmates of the "zoo," she realizes that freedom also means leaving companions behind.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|subject_facet||Captive amphibians -- Juvenile fiction|
Captive wild animals -- Juvenile fiction
Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction
Pets -- Juvenile fiction
Snakes -- Juvenile fiction
|title_display||We can't all be rattlesnakes|
|title_full||We can't all be rattlesnakes / Patrick Jennings|
|title_short||We can't all be rattlesnakes|