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Because of Shoe and Other Dog Stories
by Ann M. Martin and Margarita Engle and Valerie Hobbs and Thacher Hurd


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Hilarious and heartwarming dog stories from nine renowned authors:

Ann M. Martin
Jon Muth
Mark Teague
Margarita Engle
Thacher Hurd
Valerie Hobbs
Matt de la Pena
Pam Munoz Ryan
Wendy Orr

For young readers who have ever wanted, known or loved a dog, the short stories in this anthology evoke the full spectrum of endearing doggy traits With stories ordered from easiest to most difficult to read, this is a book for young readers of varying levels to enjoy."  Read more...


 
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More About Because of Shoe and Other Dog Stories by Ann M. Martin; Margarita Engle; Valerie Hobbs; Thacher Hurd
 
 
 
Overview

Hilarious and heartwarming dog stories from nine renowned authors:

Ann M. Martin
Jon Muth
Mark Teague
Margarita Engle
Thacher Hurd
Valerie Hobbs
Matt de la Pena
Pam Munoz Ryan
Wendy Orr

For young readers who have ever wanted, known or loved a dog, the short stories in this anthology evoke the full spectrum of endearing doggy traits With stories ordered from easiest to most difficult to read, this is a book for young readers of varying levels to enjoy."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780805093148
  • ISBN-10: 0805093141
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 272
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.05 x 5.28 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.66 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Short Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dogs

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-04-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

Beginning with a preface “by” editor Martin’s dog, Sadie, this compilation offers dog tales by nine authors including Pam Muñoz Ryan, Thacher Hurd, and Margarita Engle. Selections range from Mark Teague’s SF comedy about a budding scientist who genetically engineers himself into a dog to Jon J Muth’s atmospheric historic piece, told from the point of view of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s pet, Polaire. Straightforward plots and explicit conflicts will appeal to fledgling readers, but the depth of emotion felt by canines and their owners will be universally understood. Readers will identify with the uneasiness of Martin’s 12-year-old heroine, Delilah, when she is left home alone for the first time and discovers that she’s lost track of Picasso, the family pet. Hearts will also go out to Chico, a boy who faces a difficult adjustment to a new school while also having to give up his aging mutt in Matt de la Peña’s “Things People Can’t See.” Spot art by some authors, as well as by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov, capture the personalities of the characters, all of whom find joyful resolutions to their dilemmas. Ages 8–12. (June)

 
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