Me & Jack
By Danette Haworth
(Walker Childrens, Hardcover, 9780802794536, 240pp.)
Publication Date: June 21, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Joshua Reed is used to moving around since his dad became an Army recruiter and the Vietnam War broke out. But their newest home, in the mountains of Pennsylvania, feels special somehow. Josh has started to make a new friend, his dad has finally allowed him to get a dog, and Jack-with his strange glowing ears and the way he seems to understand Josh's feelings-is like no other dog Josh has ever seen. But in Vietnam-era America, conflict is never far away-even on the homefront. When a local boy is killed overseas, the town turns on the new army recruiter. And when a few late-night disturbances all point to Jack, it will be up to Josh to fight for his dog, his family, and his new home.
DANETTE HAWORTH drew inspiration for Me & Jack from her own experiences growing up in a military family. She lived up and down the East Coast and in Turkey and England, and now calls Orlando, Florida, her home. She is also the author of Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning and The Summer of Moonlight Secrets.