The night Iguana left home

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DK Ink,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 3.7 - AR Pts: 0.5
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Everyone -- even a lizard -- needs a vacation now and then.... Even though her "almost sister" Alison mists the room daily with salt spray and sees to it that Iguana has a closet with a heating pad, a free library card, and her own e-mail address, the pet is restive (and peeling). It's winter in Schenectady, and Iguana wants sun -- just what's promised by a travel poster for Key West, Florida. Emboldened, she writes a good-bye to Alison, signing her name "Iguana," and, despite her innate fear of dogs, boards a Greyhound bus headed south, where she has a blast. When her funds dwindle, Iguana takes a dishwashing job, only to learn to her horror that the restaurant's Friday night special is iguana stew and the chef's run out of his principal ingredient. Meanwhile, Alison pines in the snow belt, hardly guessing at the dramatic turn her pet's life has taken. The story is wittily wild (but the iguana facts -- she separates from her tail while fleeing the restaurant's dog -- are all sound science), the pictures burst with our heroine's grand style and pluck, and the ending - courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service -- is happy for all.
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Grouped Work ID 5a1bfffb-ba56-9d19-6f8b-813a716002be
Grouping Title night iguana left home
Grouping Author mcdonald megan
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-29 04:47:09AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-20 04:52:18AM

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accelerated_reader_reading_level 3.7
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author McDonald, Megan.
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display_description Although her friend Alison Frogley treats her very well, Iguana feels that something is missing in her life.
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last_indexed 2019-02-20T09:52:18.16Z
lexile_score 680
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primary_isbn 9780789425812
publishDate 1999
record_details ils:a157183|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|DK Ink,|1999.|1 v. (unpaged) : ill. col. ; 29 cm.
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subject_facet Contentment -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Iguanas -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The night Iguana left home
title_full The night Iguana left home / by Megan McDonald ; illustrated by Ponder Goembel
title_short The night Iguana left home
topic_facet Contentment, Friendship, Iguanas