The Trouble with Tuck (Paperback)

The Inspiring Story of a Dog Who Triumphs Against All Odds

By Theodore Taylor

Yearling, 9780440416968, 128pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/7/2013)
Paperback (3/1/1983)
Prebound (5/1/2000)
Hardcover (5/15/1989)

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Available for the first time in a Yearling edition, the classic, inspiring story of a dog who triumphs against all odds, by the bestselling author of The Cay.

Helen adored her beautiful golden Labrador from the first moment he was placed in her arms, a squirming fat sausage of creamy yellow fur. As her best friend, Friar Tuck waited daily for Helen to come home from school and play. He guarded her through the long, scary hours of the dark night. Twice he even saved her life.

Now it's Helen's turn. No one can say exactly when Tuck began to go blind. Probably the light began to fail for him long before the alarming day when he raced after some cats and crashed through the screen door, apparently never seeing it. But from that day on, Tuck's trouble--and how to cope with it--becomes the focus of Helen's life. Together they fight the chain that holds him and threatens to break his spirit, until Helen comes up with a solution so new, so daring, there's no way it can fail.

About the Author

Theodore Taylor has written other award-winning books, including The Cay and Tuck Triumphant.

Praise For The Trouble with Tuck: The Inspiring Story of a Dog Who Triumphs Against All Odds

"Moving and heart-warming."--The Horn Book Magazine
"A great animal story. . . . Don't miss it."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch