Everything for a Dog

By Ann M. Martin
(Feiwel & Friends, Hardcover, 9780312386511, 211pp.)

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List
“The interweaving narratives of Bone, a stray puppy; Henry, a boy who desperately wants a dog; and Charlie, who is dealing with tragic circumstances in his life, make for a touching, classic tale of friendship, loss, and fate lending a hand when needed.”
-- Kelley Drahushuk, The Spotty Dog, Hudson, NY


Description

In this companion to her acclaimed 2005 novel, "A Dog's Life," Ann M. Martin tells the parallel stories of a stray dog (the brother of the dog featured in "A Dog's Life"), a boy dealing with unspeakable loss, and a boy whose most ardent wish is to own a dog--and everything for a dog.

Bone and his sister, Squirrel, are stray dogs born in a shed. Left motherless as puppies, the two dogs survive together for a while, but are soon wrenched apart. Bone doesn't know if his sister is still alive, and must now go on, alone.

Charlie is a boy who has suffered a terrible loss. And, as he's healing with the help of his dog, another tragedy occurs.

Henry's best friend has moved away. All Henry has wanted is a dog of his own. But his parents won't let him.

Bone, Charlie, and Henry live very different lives, but they are fated to intersect in surprising ways. Award-winning author Ann M. Martin has written a powerful, heartfelt novel that's perfect for anyone who has ever longed for a dog, or loved one.

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