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Pets, Vets, and Marty Howard
While working after school in a veterinarian's office, Marty Howard discovers that caring for animals can be just as frustrating as it is rewarding. ...more
Hardcover, 186 pages
Published October 3rd 1984 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
(first published 1984)
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Jun 27, 2009 Ruby Hollyberry rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
The title of this is actually "Pets, Vets, and Marty Howard" and it is a sequel to When the Boys Ran the House, changing protagonists from the eldest to the next-eldest boy. Marty is the family brain and fascinated with nature and animals. A seventh-grader, he has landed a part-time job with the local veterinarian - a wonderful gray-haired lady called "Doc" by all. He grapples with the question of work cutting into his school and play times, debates his career plans daily (based on whether he is ...more
Joan Carris has published more than a dozen books for children as well as four textbooks. She also teaches graduate-level writing at Duke University. She lives in Beaufort, North Carolina.