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Messner, Kate.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015
IL 3-6, RL 4.5
ISBN 0545639158

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Have you ever wanted to do something but you just canít quite seem to do it? Then you know what Ranger, Lukeís golden retriever, feels like. He wants to pass the exam to become a search and rescue dog but chasing those darn squirrels is just too tempting. One day, however, he finds something that changes him into an entirely different rescue dog. While sniffing his wondrous find, he is suddenly transported back in time to the year 1850 and immediately finds a family who needs him. When he rescues the Abbot familyís wayward toddler he quickly becomes an important family member. He further helps the family by warning them of dangers along the trail. History buffs will find great historical details, full-page illustrations, and lots of action. At the end there are quotes from authentic journals and information on search-and-rescue dogs. You are going to love Ranger! (Prepared By: Leslie Cooper, Stiles Point Elementary,, South Carolina Book Awards, 2017)

SUBJECTS:      Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction. 

Adventure fiction. 

Dogs -- Fiction. 

Golden retriever -- Fiction. 

Oregon National Historic Trail -- Fiction. 

Time travel -- Fiction. 

West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860 -- Fiction.

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