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How to Steal a Dog
by Barbara O'Connor


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Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don't do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it.

Georgina Hayes is desperate.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don't do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it.

Georgina Hayes is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. And she has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected.

How to Steal a Dog is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312561123
  • ISBN-10: 0312561121
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publish Date: April 2009
  • Page Count: 170
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Values & Virtues
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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Homelessness & Poverty

 
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