Christa M. Miller, author
Roxy, Rufus, and Renae are almost all grown up and ready to strike out on their own. But when their forest home is suddenly destroyed, the three young raccoons are forced to explore an unfamiliar environment far outside the bounds of what they’re used to. Embarking on a new double mission -- find their missing Mama, and then find a new home -- they put all their survival skills to the test as they avoid predators, make new friends, and return to where the humans live. The sequel to Raccoon Rescue, Raccoon Retreat continues the Living Wild Side by Side series with an animal’s-eye perspective on deforestation, habitat destruction, and human development. Drawing on the real-world threats and opportunities that backyard species encounter, this illustrated chapter book inspires readers in Grades 2 and 3 to put themselves in the animals’ pawprints. Additional curriculum enhancements and extension activities, as well as a dyslexia-friendly font, make this series a Common-Core-friendly, easy way for teachers or homeschoolers to integrate as part of literature, science, or social studies courses.