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Always
by Alison McGhee and Pascal Lemaitre

Overview - I am the keeper of the castle. This castle...

Always...

How deep is the bond between a child and a beloved dog? And how far will a pet go to protect his dear friend? To the ends of the Earth...always.

Alison McGhee gives voice to the devotion that knows no bounds in this gentle and poignant picture book about friendship, loyalty, and most of all, love.  Read more...


 
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Overview
I am the keeper of the castle. This castle...

Always...

How deep is the bond between a child and a beloved dog? And how far will a pet go to protect his dear friend? To the ends of the Earth...always.

Alison McGhee gives voice to the devotion that knows no bounds in this gentle and poignant picture book about friendship, loyalty, and most of all, love.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781416974819
  • ISBN-10: 1416974814
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish Date: June 2009
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dogs
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Issues - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Issues - Values

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 43.
  • Review Date: 2009-06-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

The author of Someday pens another declaration of love—this time in frankly comic mode. A girl in overalls sits on the front porch of her little wooden house. “I am the keeper of the castle,” her diminutive spotted pooch tells her, one paw on his chest, the other held dramatically out to the side. “And I will keep the castle safe.” In successive spreads, Lemaître (Doctor Ted) shows the dog in roguish scenes of derring-do: fighting a duel with a furry enemy atop the peak of the roof (“I will tame the squirrels”) and barking at a gang of mouse pirates whose ship's sail is a sock (“I will chase away evil”). The dog's statements grow ever more grandiose: “I will divert meteors,” he says, standing on a chimney armed with a baseball bat. “Why, you ask?” the canine Cyrano asks in closing, as the girl scoops him up and cradles him in her hands. “Because you live here.” Succinct, funny and, in its way, action-packed, this is written in the universal language of affection—only the stonyhearted could withstand its charms. Ages 4–8. (June)

 
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