The hollow under the tree
When a circus train derails in Toronto in 1925, a lion escapes and finds shelter in High Park, a four-hundred-acre park in the west end of the city. No one knows about the creature except for Sadie Menken, the feisty daughter of a pie-maker. As various squirrels, dogs and an expensive peacock meet unfortunate ends, and the park "beast" is spotted by visitors, the lion's presence draws the attention of the authorities.
Can Sadie save the lion? Can she resist the temptation to try to make a pet of a creature that is wild at heart?
That will take the help of some unlikely allies, including her busy pie-making father, Miss Clemons the retired librarian, and a polite but lonely rich boy named Theodore, as Sadie discovers that an "all-right" ending can sometimes be just happy enough.
A story about a child who follows her heart, set at a time when kids were not always under a grownup's watchful eye, when wild and urban spaces intertwined, and adventure could be found in a city's back alley, or just past the picnic tables of the local park.
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|Grouping Title||hollow under the tree|
|Grouping Author||fagan cary|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-03-06 04:11:39AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-08-04 04:23:44AM|
|available_at_aacpl||Discoveries: the Library at the Mall|
Severna Park Library
|detailed_location_aacpl||Discoveries: the Library at the Mall - Children's Fiction|
Odenton Library - Children's Fiction
Severna Park Library - Children's Fiction
|display_description||"When a circus train derails in the middle of a big city in 1925, a lion escapes and finds shelter in a sprawling city park. No one knows about the creature except for Sadie Menken, the feisty daughter of a pie-maker. As various squirrels, dogs and an expensive peacock meet unfortunate ends, and the park "beast" is spotted by visitors, the lion's presence draws the attention of the authorities. Can a creature that is wild at heart live in harmony with humans? Sadie must decide who to trust to help her find a happy ending for an unlikely friend" -- Dust jacket flap.|
|local_callnumber_aacpl||J FICTION (F)|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Discoveries: the Library at the Mall|
Severna Park Library
|subject_facet||Circus animals -- Juvenile fiction|
Lion -- Fiction
Lion -- Juvenile fiction
Tocker Foundation Grant - 2018
Toronto (Ont.) -- Juvenile fiction
Urban parks -- Fiction
Urban parks -- Juvenile fiction
|title_display||The hollow under the tree|
|title_full||The hollow under the tree / Cary Fagan|
|title_short||The hollow under the tree|