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Jennings, Patrick.
New York : HarperCollins, 2009
IL 3-6, RL 5.8
ISBN 0060821140
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Crusher, the gopher snake who tells this tale, is captured by an insensitive boy, Gunnar, who has several other reptiles in his bedroom. Through telepathy the snake communicates with the others and they tell her that the boy will soon tire of her and the only escape is death, but she is determined to get out alive.  Crusher decides to play “tame” and win over her captor but she also decides to go on a hunger strike and not eat the live mouse that Gunnar has put in her cage. Crusher eventually becomes friends with Breakfast, the mouse, and starts to have sympathy for his captor, Gunnar.   (New Hampshire Great Stone Face nominee, 2009-2010)
SUBJECTS:     Snakes -- Fiction.
                        Pets -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.

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