Mountain Dog

By Margarita Engle; Aleksey &. Olga Ivanov (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805095166, 224pp.)

Publication Date: August 13, 2013

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When Tony's mother is sent to jail, he is sent to stay with a great uncle he has never met in Sierra Nevada. It is a daunting move--Tony's new world bears no semblance to his previous one. But slowly, against a remote and remarkable backdrop, the scars from Tony's troubled past begin to heal.

With his Tio and a search-and-rescue dog named Gabe by his side, he learns how to track wild animals, is welcomed to the Cowboy Church, and makes new friends at the Mountain School. Most importantly though, it is through Gabe that Tony discovers unconditional love for the first time, in "Mountain Dog" by Margarita Engle.
A "Kirkus Reviews" Best Book of 2013.

About the Author
Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet and novelist whose work has been published in many countries. Her books include The Poet Slave of Cuba, winner of the Pura Belpre Award for narrative and the Americas Award; The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor book; Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian, a Kirkus Best Book for Children; and The Lightning Dreamer, Cuba s Greatest Abolitionist, winner of the 2014 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Young Adult/Children s Literature. Margarita lives in California, where she enjoys bird-watching and helping her husband with his volunteer work for wilderness search-and-rescue dog training programs. Visit her online:

OLGA and ALEKSEY IVANOV illustrated the "Charlotte's Web" beginning readers. They live in Colorado.
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