Mountain Dog

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

Publication Date: August 13, 2013

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Description

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 Surrender Tree", a Newbery Honor book and winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, the Pura Belpre Award, the Americas Award, and the Claudia Lewis Poetry Award; "The Poet Slave of Cuba", winner of the Pura Belpre Award and the Americas Award; "Tropical Secrets"; "The Firefly Letters"; "Hurricane Dancers"; "The Wild Book"; "The Lightning Dreamer"; and "Silver People". She lives with her husband in Northern California. Visit her at MargaritaEngle.com.

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