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Jake knew he’d seen a creature in the woods but what was it? He’d driven it away with rocks, then bolted back to campus, breathing hard.
Meanwhile, the large bobcat mother hurried her two small kits deeper into the sprawling forest, away from the two legged predator who’d thrown a rock at them. In search of safe territory to raise her young, the bobcat has taken up residence in the Great Woods, where the nearby faculty pets offer easy prey, food for herself and her two kits.
In time, two struggling 11th graders at Great Meadows Prep – Jake, grieving the tragic death of his mother, and Chantal, a beautiful bicultural girl questioning her heritage – will rally several classmates (with the help of their very pregnant English teacher) in a risky plan to save the hunted wild bobcat, and find themselves-and love- in the process.
Saving Penny is both a coming-of-age story and a dawning-of-awareness tale for us all about the importance of wild nature in our lives.
Publishing date: November 13, 2021
Paperback: 324 pages
Dimensions : 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Sam Osherson is the author of several novels and nonfiction books, including the best-selling Finding Our Fathers, now considered a classic. He is on the faculty of the Stanley King Institute, which consults with schools to help educators develop stronger teaching relationship with their students. He is also an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the Fielding Graduate University. He devides his time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and rural New Hampshire, where he treasures his encounters with wild bobcats. Learn more at samosherson.com