By Kate Klimo; Tim Jessell (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Library Binding, 9780307979056, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2013

A German shepherd the first dog trained at Dorothy Eustis's famous Seeing Eye guide-dog school for the blind looks back at her life. Chosen for her intelligence, obedience, and willingness to learn, Kiss knows there is more to life than chasing balls and chewing bones. She is a Noble Creature and Great Things await her. But after spending months learing to take care of her beloved trainer Jack, why does he suddenly want her to take care of Morris a strange, clumsy man who wants to wants to change her name to Buddy? Could it be that Morris needs Kiss to take care of him even more than Jack did? Based on a true story, and featuring realistic black-and-white illustrations by Tim Jessell (plus an appendix with information about German shepherds, the history and training of guide dogs, hosting guide-dog puppies, and much more), this canine confessional is pitch-perfect for smart, dog-crazy, early middle-grade readers

About the Author
Kate Klimo first got the idea for this book many years ago when her three sons were small and she came across a geode lying among the rolled-up socks in one of their sock drawers. Now that her sons are all grown up, she has finally found the time to write the story down. When she is not writing, Kate is a childrena (TM)s book publisher. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, Harry, three horses, and one grandcat.

Tim Jessell is the illustrator of many books for children. He lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma, with his wife and children.