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The dog who lost his bark / Eoin Colfer ; illustrated by P. J. Lynch.

Colfer, Eoin, (author.). Lynch, Patrick James, (illustrator.).

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

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Breckenridge Public Library J COL (Text) 33500013129283 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library J COL (Text) 33500013129275 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library j COL (Text) 35500006220980 Main Available -
Hallock Public Library j COL (Text) 35500006221129 Main Checked out 06/16/2020
Roseau Public Library j COL (Text) 35500006220972 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536204421
  • ISBN: 1536204420
  • Physical Description: 134 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Patrick has been desperate for a dog of his own for as long as he can remember, and this summer, with his father away, he longs for a canine friend more than ever. Meanwhile, in his short doggy life, Oz has suffered at the hands of bad people. Somewhere out there, he believes, is an awesome boy - his boy. And maybe, when they find each other, Oz will learn to bark again.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
    Dog lives with his mother and siblings until Loud Man sells him. His next owners mistreat him, punish him for barking, and abandon him. Meanwhile, Patrick's mother tells him that his father won't be joining them at Grandad's home this summer and asks if he would like to have a dog. The boy realizes that something's up, but he's always wanted a dog. At the shelter, he chooses Dog, names him Oz, and devotes his summer to helping him learn to trust and to bark. Later, Mom reveals that Dad has left the family, and Patrick is distraught. Now it's Dog's turn to help his friend heal. As the third-person narrative shifts between the boy's point of view and his dog's, readers will find both compelling. Colfer and Lynch have served as Irish Children's Laureates. Lynch's softly shaded pencil drawings capture the characters' emotions and the story's tone beautifully. Best known for the Artemis Fowl series, Colfer offers a simply written, realistic tale with plenty of human interest. Dog-lovers will find the jacket illustration irresistible. Grades 2-5. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the children&;s fantasy series Artemis Fowl. His other notable works include Half Moon Investigations, Airman, and The Supernaturalist. The recipient of many awards, he lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

P.J. Lynch has won many awards, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal three times, and the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, first for The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski and again for When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest. P.J. Lynch lives in Dublin with his wife and three children.

Subject: Pets > Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Rescue dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Juvenile fiction.
Children of separated parents > Juvenile fiction.
Pets > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Rescue dogs > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents.
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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