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Moorhead Public Library J OCO (Text) 33500013066659 New Checked out 02/04/2020
Moorhead Public Library J OCO (Text) 33500013066667 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374302733
  • ISBN: 0374302731
  • ISBN: 9781250144058
  • ISBN: 1250144051
  • ISBN: 9781338221442
  • ISBN: 1338221442
  • Physical Description: 227 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"A story about a girl who, with the help of the dog of her dreams, discovers that family doesn't always have to be related--they are simply people who love you for who you are"-- Provided by publisher.
Study Program Information Note:
Acclerated Reader 5.0.
Accelerated Reader MG 5 6.
Accelerated Reader 5.0.
Lexile 850L.
Awards Note:
2019 Bluestem Award nominee.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 October #1
    With her father in jail and her unstable mother incapable of caring for her, 10-year-old Charlie is sent to live with an aunt and uncle she didn't know she had. Defensive and pugnacious, she resists their efforts to make her feel at home, as she has no intention of staying in this small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The one thing she loves here is the stray dog she takes in and cares for. Gradually, though, she comes to value the steady support of a boy who befriends her, and the unconditional love that her relatives offer. Every day, she makes the same unspoken wish, revealed only on the last page. In this first-person narrative, Charlie's emotions are as evident as the events she records and her occasional misreading of other people's lives and intentions. At school, at home, and in the community, the characters and settings are well drawn, but it's the narrator's convincing, compelling voice that will draw readers into the novel and keep them there until her wish finally comes true. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Barbara O'Connor was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She has written many award-winning books for children, including How to Steal a Dog and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester.

Subject: Human-Animal Relationships > Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Conduct of life > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues).
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship.
Human-animal relationships > Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life > Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal relationships.
Conduct of life.
Dogs > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Animals > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Fiction for children.
Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Contemporary realistic fiction.
Contemporary realistic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Juvenile works.
Domestic fiction.

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