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Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon by…

Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon

by Kate DiCamillo

Other authors: Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)

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Series: Tales from Deckawoo Drive (2)

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appreciate that Kate DiCamillo trusts her young readers with sophisticated vocabulary, awakening a curiosity for the beauty of language while telling an entertaining story. It is however the compassion and empathy shown and felt by her characters in their big and small gestures, that make her stories so memorable. Each of her books is a very special gift, and so is Franchine Poullet ( )
  noorkazmi | Mar 27, 2019 |
Fun early chapter book I could see recommending to a lot of readers. A good amount of complex words that would be a good chapter book for students who aren't quite ready for a lengthier novel.
  hl8 | Jul 12, 2018 |
Kate DiCamillo is my favorite children/tween book storyteller of authors from the last 25 years along with Roald Dahl - Bev Cleary, Judy Blume and Frances Lattimore were my favorites as a kid in the 60s and early 70s.

She is so different from other writers in that she is far more of a story teller than just a writer of stories, which are two different things.

I first discovered her when I saw the film ' Because of Winn Dixie ' then read the book, she had me hooked and I have been a fan of hers ever since. ( )
  REINADECOPIAYPEGA | Jan 11, 2018 |
One look at the cover of the Listening Library version of Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon and I had to check it out. There's quite a bit of repetition in the story of fearless animal control officer Francine Poulet, daughter and granddaughter of animal control officers, but it's of the variety that seems to get funnier during the repetition. I liked the fact that some of the words were reasonably long.

As for the ghost raccoon, will it make the highly-decorated Francine sorry she ever got into the family line of work? I enjoyed finding out. Kathleen McInerney's narration got the humor just right. ( )
  JalenV | Dec 22, 2016 |
In this second entry in Kate DiCamillo's Tales of Deckawoo Drive series, which presents longer stories about some of the secondary characters from her Mercy Watson books, Animal Control Officer extraordinaire Francine Poulet, the third in a line of animal control officers in her family, unexpectedly meets her Waterloo in the form of an eerie raccoon said to be 'haunting' elderly Miss Bissinger's house. When Francine becomes frightened and loses her head, falling off the roof and injuring herself, she loses her confidence and resigns her post. Will she ever be an Animal Control Officer again...?

This being the world of Kate DiCamillo, naturally things turn out for the best, but young fans of the author will still enjoy reading about Francine's adventures, having first encountered her in Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig. Stella and Frank, other secondary characters from the Mercy Watson books also make a reappearance here, and Frank has a role in helping Francine to overcome her malaise. These books are a step up in reading level, from the earlier ones devoted to Mercy Watson, and the artwork, done by Chris Van Dusen, is black and white here, rather than in color, perhaps reflecting the fact that most chapter-books at this level are illustrated without color. Reccommended to fans of Mercy Watson, and to young readers looking for entertaining chapter-books. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jul 13, 2016 |
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Kate DiCamilloprimary authorall editionscalculated
Van Dusen, ChrisIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McInerney, KathleenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moscowitz, OrliExecutive producersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rooney, ChristinaDirectorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Dusen, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763668869, Hardcover)

Deckawoo Drive’s intrepid animal control officer meets her match—or does she? A funny, heartfelt, and fast-paced romp from the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

Francine Poulet is the greatest animal control officer in Gizzford County. She hails from a long line of Animal Control Officers. She’s battled snakes, outwitted squirrels, and stared down a bear. "The genuine article," Francine’s dad always called her. She is never scared—until, that is, she’s faced with a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost. Maybe Francine isn’t cut out to be an animal control officer after all! But the raccoon is still on the loose, and the folks on Deckawoo Drive need Francine back. Can she face her fears, round up the raccoon, and return to the ranks of Animal Control? Join a cast of familiar characters—Frank, Stella, Mrs. Watson, and Mercy the porcine wonder—for some riotous raccoon wrangling on Deckawoo Drive.

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When she confronts a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost, animal control officer Francine Poulet questions her abilities.

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