Everything for a Dog (Paperback)

By Ann M. Martin

Square Fish, 9780312674847, 240pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2009)

List Price: 7.99*
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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
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Description

Bone is a stray dog, all alone in the world, looking for a safe place to call home. Charlie is devastated by the death of his older brother, but at least he has his brother's dog to comfort him. All Henry wants is a dog of his own, and even when his best friend moves away, his parents still won't let him have one. Bone, Charlie, and Henry don't know each other, but their lives are about to connect in a very surprising way. Because dogs, and dog lovers, have a way of finding each other . . .



About the Author

Ann M. Martin is the New York Times-bestselling author of Rain Reign and many other award-winning novels and series, including the much-loved Baby-Sitters Club. She lives in upstate New York.


Praise For Everything for a Dog

“Animal lovers of all ages will cherish this moving tale of man's--or in this case, boy's--best friend.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Martin's book honors the unique companionship and healing powers that have earned dogs the title of man's best friend, and it will resonate with both the reader who is already a dog owner or who, like Henry, pines to be one.” —Shelf Awareness

“[Martin] artfully alternates and gradually weaves together threads from the canine and human tales until the three stories converge in time anad space into a completely heartwarming and satisfying finale. Essential fare for fans of the perfectly crafted canine tale.” —Kirkus, starred review

“This is a sensitive, gentle read that surrounds its occasional heartbreak with plenty of hope and warm feelings.” —Booklist

“This is a touching and ultimately happy story that will appeal to fans of Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Shiloh (S & S, 1991) and Fred Gipson's Old Yeller (HarperCollins, 1942), as well as to a wider audience.” —School Library Journal

“It is clear that Martin is not writing a conventional dog story but a serious and very fine book about life, death, and the need to keep going in order to find joy again, whether one is a human or a dog.” —Horn Book Review