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Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot

(The Unicorn Rescue Society #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  182 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Among the towering fir trees of the Pacific Northwest, a famously elusive creature is in serious trouble.

All Elliot wants is a nice, normal day at school. All Uchenna wants is an adventure. Guess whose wish comes true?

Professor Fauna whisks the kids--and Jersey, of course--off to the Muckleshoot territory in Washington, where film crews have suddenly descended en masse to
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Published November 13th 2018 by Listening Library
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The Muckleshoot reservation is the closest reservation to home for me, so it was great to see that Gidwitz worked with not only Native storyteller Bruchac, but with members of the tribal nation as well, and acknowledged the support and work of the tribal cultural director, a Muckleshoot language expert, and the creator of a font (SL Lushootseed Style True Type) that can accurately write the language. For teachers in the area, this would be a fun read.
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This third book in the Unicorn Rescue Society series is hilarious. At least I found it so. I'm not sure if I found it so funny because I was tired when reading it or if the book is just funny. In any case, I enjoyed the silliness found within. And yet it isn't all silliness, it's clear the authors tried to be thoughtful in regards to the portrayal of the Muckleshoot native people. How well they did, I couldn't say because I wasn't familiar with this group before picking up this book. But the ...more
James Biser
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
This is another great story as the Unicorn Rescue Society work to save the lives of Sasquatch in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. They work withmembers of the Muckleshoot Native American tribe.
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Girls love this series
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Traveling in the Northern Pacific regions of this country recently, meeting some of First Nation people, marveling at their striking artwork, and resolve for preserving their land, I found truly eye-opening! Joseph Bruchac covers this topic brilliantly in Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot. Besides touching on some of the experiences their tribe suffered through, such as forcing the Muckleshoot children to attend Non-Indian schools that disparaged their native culture, we learn that the United States ...more
Megan Green
Never in my life have I started reading a book in the middle of the series... until now. My son picked this up at the library and even though I tried very hard to persuade him to wait until the first book in the series was available, he insisted we had to check out book three and read it right away. And I think the story suffered a bit for it. Not for him of course, just for me. These books are definitely written so that it's not strictly necessary for you to have read previous books in order to ...more
Bree Dumont
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot is the third story in the Unicorn Rescue Society series. Professor Fauna pulls Elliot and Uchenna out of school to help the Sasquatch in Washington state. They will work Society member Mac and his daughter Raven (who are part of the Muckleshoot nation) to prevent the Schmoke brothers from destroying the forest where the Sasquatch family live. As usual, Elliot worries and questions everything while Uchenna jumps into the adventure feet first. This series has been a ...more
Naomi Ruth
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ir, fav-authors, series, bwob, own
I love the addition of the Muckleshoot tribe and the conversations this opened up. I think it's very important to be happening.

I did sometimes have a hard time staying in this book, because I'm having a harder time accepting the fact that this professor can whisk these children off to do dangerous things without the parents being aware. I mean, there are magical creatures, but they're treated very scientifically so there's not a place in the world-building for there to be a magic time-traveling
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
Perfectly decent beginning chapter book with a little extra in the department of the Pacific Northwest, the Muckleshoot Nation and a tender spot for Sasquatches. I appreciate very much that Joseph Bruchac was a contributor, and that the Muckleshoot community was involved in the creation of this book. Weirdly, I sometimes felt like it was reinforcing stereotypes about Native Americans, rather than exploding them (the whole nickname thing was uncomfortable), but on the whole it's a decent, silly ...more
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juv, fantasy, ben-read-to
Ben is still really enjoying listening to this series, and demanded the next book as soon as we finished this one (and I'm anticipating his disappointment when he realizes there are only 4 out so far!) It was also great timing because we saw a "sasquatch crossing" sign on our camping trip and Ben's eyes just about popped out of his head. The character development and plot aren't substantial enough for me to keep reading on my own, but it's at a great level for an early elementary kid to listen ...more
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-books
I'm not a huge Joseph Bruchac fan. His fingerprints are all over this thing. It lacked a lot of the wit the other two had, the story was slow and ponderous, and our lovable characters were simply swept aside. This was too busy trying to push some Native American agenda than actually telling a story.

Our main characters never needed to be there, were there on the flimsiest of circumstances, and did nothing in their own story. Characters had no arc, nobody did anything that made any sense, and it
Dec 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
Middle grade reader. This falls into the younger middle grade book section as it is squarely for the younger reader.
Elliot and Uchenna have another adventure with Professor Fauna. This time they head to Washington state to help the Sasquatch. They meet some members of the Muckleshoot tribe. They foil the Schmoke brothers yet again.
It’s a cute story. The timelines might be a little more believable this time since it takes hours to fly to Washington (hmm..well, Oregon since they get off track)
This serious is such a great combination of fantasy and fact. This particular book mentions the Muckleshoot people who we had never heard of. It even mentioned, in a child appropriate way, the cultural genocide their people suffered. Everytime we read one of these books, we learn about people and cultures we have never came across before which leads to further learning.

And the characters are always great!
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: geek-girl-2019
Lots of fun . Cute pictures. The book has Native people as characters. I was a bit concerned about representation of the these people and their nation.This book was co-written with Joseph Bruchac of Abenaki heritage and had members from Muckleshoot Nation do sensitivity reading before it was published.The book is a love letter to people who love trees.
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kids appreciate the support of their actions in this series. They love animals. They love the world. They know something is not right - and these books give them a model for finding their own voice. Yes, it is fiction and so the action taken is exaggerated - but kids have power and can actually do something. That's a great message to give.
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very cute kids book - has some hard truths buried in the lighter text, and ends in a deus ex machina that I don't care for, but the overall story had some good lessons about respecting nature, cautioning against greed, and lessons in Native Peoples' history. My 10 year old son and I enjoyed this tremendously.
Michele Knott
The third installation of the series is just as humorous and fun as the first one. I like the addition of Joseph Bruchac as co-writer to bring in cultural insight about the mythology and Native American tribe included in this book.
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: grade-school, funny
I listened to this and the narration was stellar!
Wendy Kuzma
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying this series!
Harry Jahnke
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably my favorite so far!
Alysha DeShaé
Another insanely cute book. I love that in the acknowledgements it is mentioned that they deliberately take care not to promote negative or harmful stereotypes of different groups of people.
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: story-shop-reads
Always a fun read! This one is no exception.
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars if I could.
Susan Strayer
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, 2019
Listened with my kids - they loved it
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: jfic, jfic-fantasy
I was hoping for a more compelling story. Love that this book reflects a local tribe and it includes a few Lushootseed words and phrases. Great audiobook narration!
Lara Samuels
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Classroom and school libraries need to stock this book and we need to introduce readers to the series.
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love the puns and the social critique on this one!
Mrs. Krajewski
Jan 28, 2019 rated it liked it
My kids and I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first two. Good story, but not quite as funny.
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Little bit really enjoys this series
Peter Jones
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
Aww, little Sasquatch. How cute.
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