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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library J STO (Text) 33500013258066 New Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780062878113
  • ISBN: 0062878115
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, [2020]

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Eleven-year-old Cyrus knows he is not cut out to be a football hero or fireman like his adopted father, but it takes a skittish stray dog to teach him that he, too, can be brave.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    Because Cyrus' adoptive fireman father was a former football star, the onus is on Cyrus to carry on the family legacy, but the boy has never enjoyed the sport. He much prefers music and loves listening to records with his grandmother in her assisted-living apartment. Though Grandma's stroke left her unable to speak, Cyrus understands the sounds she makes and believes that she can read his thoughts. Then, 11 years to the day that Cyrus was left at the firehouse as a squalling baby, a puppy is left in the exact same spot. The puppy steals Cyrus' heart, and he must muster the courage to fight his father's no-dogs policy if he is to keep the pup. Stoddard's themes of family, love, loyalty, friendship, and bravery are tested in this small-town narrative. As the layers of the plot unfold, readers watch Cyrus repeatedly learn to be brave in his own way. A great novel for prepubescent boys, or any tween, learning to find their own voices. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology) > Fiction.
Fire departments > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Reading disability > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.

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