Caddie the Golf Dog (Hardcover)

By Jr. Bill Martin, Michael R. Sampson, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)

Walker Childrens, 9780802788177, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2002



A heartwarming story from the dream team of Michael Sampson, Bill Martin Jr, and Floyd Cooper.

Jennifer barely has time to get to know the stray dog she has taken in before it runs off, only to be discovered many miles away on a golf course. The lovable blue heeler is taken in by two boys who name her Caddie and grow to love her as one of the family.

Soon after, Caddie surprises her new owners with a litter of puppies. When the boys place an ad for free puppies in the paper, Jennifer is reunited with the dog she thought she had lost forever. The problem now is, where does Caddie belong? The boys' generosity and self-sacrifice shines through in their willingness to let Caddie decide where she belongs. Based on a true story, this moving tale of a stray dog finding a home will capture readers' hearts.

About the Author

Michael Sampson is the author of The Football That Won and a number of successful collaborations with his friend and mentor, Bill Martin Jr. They include Swish! and Rock It, Sock It, Number Line. Michael lives with his wife, Mary Beth, in Commerce, Texas. Bill Martin, Jr. has given us such memorable classics as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Knots on a Counting Rope; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. In his fifty years since he began in children's books, he has written over three hundred books. He resides in Commerce, Texas.