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Author Terry Lynn Johnson Author Terry Lynn Johnson

Rescue at Lake Wild

Dog Driven

Coming June 1, 2021 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Twelve-year-old Madison has a penchant for rescuing animals. Her latest rescue involves beaver kits, and things don’t go exactly as planned.


This story is full of beaver kit shenanigans, good friends, a wildlife poaching mystery, and a dog with a big personality.

It is also full of facts about beavers and wildlife rehabilitation. In writing this, I wanted to make it as realistic as possible, and interviewed several wildlife rehabbers—including one who let me use some of her real-life anecdotes of her time caring for beaver kits.

I grew up on a lake where my dad was in a constant war with the beavers damming the channel to the next lake. In my mind, that was the setting for Resuce at Lake Wild. And it was the inspiration to show that beavers aren’t just a nuisance, but are endlessly fascinating. I’m so excited for you to meet them.

Terry Lynn Johnson--Sled Dog School

Beaver 1
Resident beaver at Science North Center, Sudbury, Ontario
Beaver 2
Meal time, eating his vegetables