About the Book
What's a skunk to do when he finds himself encased in a cardboard box, surrounded by possible enemies, and with his "weapon" taken from him? Luckily he is simply surrounded by the friendly Patch family animals — a cat, two dogs, a goat, and a duck.
But Palmer thinks they're all just foolish backyard pets whose blind trust in humans is sure to be betrayed. When the animals hear they are to be "farmed out" and separated, Palmer lears the meaning of true friendship.
"Enthusiastic affection for animals overflows in Wallace's warm story."—ALA Booklist
About the Author
Barbara Brooks Wallace is the author of many books for children. She is noted particularly for her Victorian mysteries, or gothics, often described by reviewers as "Dickensian." Both her Twin in the Tavern and Sparrows in the Scullery have won Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. Peppermints in the Parlor was a winner of the William Allan White Award.