Eleanor Creasey is a retired teacher and school principal. She is the author of four teachers' resource guides to facilitate classroom discussion of novels. On Remembrance Day is her first book. She lives in Ottawa.
Howl Teachersâ€™ Guide
The Teachersâ€™ Guide to accompanyÂ HowlÂ by Karen Hood-Caddy
Short-listed for the 2012 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and for the 2012 IODE Violet Downey Book Award
Twelve-year-old Robin will never get over her motherâ€™s death. Nor will she forgive her father for moving the family to a small town to live with a weird grandmother. At her new school Robin is laughingly called "Green Girl" and is taunted relentlessly because of an award she received. She decides not to care about anyone or anything. But when her pregnant dog plunges into the frozen lake, she saves the dog and hence the puppies.
Robin finds she canâ€™t stop herself from caring. She begins rescuing wild animals and rehabilitates them in the barn. Robinâ€™s father forbids her to take in more, but she rescues some skunks, anyway, and hides them. Other animals arrive, and soon sheâ€™s running an illegal animal shelter. When sheâ€™s found out, Robin mounts a campaign to save her shelter. Will she have the courage to stand against the whole town?