Ruckus Book
Ruckus Book
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Written by Laurie Elmquist and illustrated by David Parkins

Published by Orca Book Publisher

Publisher's Summary

Reece’s new dog, Ruckus, tears through life like a Tyrannosaurus rex. He bites every- thing that moves and drives Reece’s mom nuts. The puppy was Dad’s idea, to make things easier for Reece after his parents’ separation, but Ruckus is not easy at all and Mom is getting fed up. When her diamond earrings go missing, it sends the family into a tailspin. What happens when a dog swallows something precious? Reece is about to find out. But they can’t give up on this little Jack Russell terror, can they? He’s family, after all.

We first met Reece and his family in the Orca Echoes title Where’s Burgess?

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  • Age Range: 6-8
  • Pages: 96
  • Book Type: chapter
  • Publication Date: September 3, 2019
  • ISBN: 1459817958
  • ISBN 13: 9781459817951
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Laurie Elmquist

Laurie Elmquist holds an ma in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor in Ontario. She enjoys writing for kids and is the author of Beach Baby (2016) and Where’s Burgess? (2018) for Orca Book Publishers. She teaches at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia, and is an online instructor at the University of Calgary in Alberta.

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