Meph, the Pet Skunk
ebook ∣ American Woodland Tales
By Jean Craighead George
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Sycamore Will wants a pet dog so badly—but a pet skunk might be just as nice! On a farm in the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania, Meph the skunk and his littermate, just three days old, are caught in a flash flood and nearly drown in the cold waters. By the time their mother comes to their rescue, only Meph can be saved. Sycamore Will, tired of being ordered around the farm by his father, is building a fire in the hearth of the summer kitchen when he hears a scratching sound. To his delight, he finds Meph trying to dig into the foundation from the cellar! Will becomes determined to adopt the little skunk as a pet—but he'll have to contend with Meph's mother first. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.