Yearling, Paperback, 9780440419358, 272pp.
Publication Date: November 11, 2008
EACH MEMBER OF the River family pursues a dream. But when a tragedy befalls the Rivers, it brings a halt to everyone’s dreams. Everyone but Danny. For he finally gets his dog. And not just any old dog, but a stray that he believes embodies the spirit of someone he dearly loves. Nothing can separate them, not even after the police come to take the dog away. Together Danny and his dog run off, heading toward Cape Canaveral, where some dreams end up coming true.
“Lively prose, quirky characters and strong dialogue animate this moving story.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
“Lawrence creates a poignant family drama that will pull the heartstrings of anyone who has looked up to an older sibling or has fallen in love with a dog.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred