When You Wander: A Search-And-Rescue Dog Story (Hardcover)

A Search-And-Rescue Dog Story

By Margarita Engle, Mary Morgan (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805093124, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2013



When you wander
down a leafy path
I can smell
your invisible
trail . . .

This cozy story gently teaches children what to do if they lose their way, and reassures them that a search-and-rescue dog can find them wherever they are. And once a child is found, the dog will bring people to make sure that everyone gets home safe and sound.

Full of interesting facts about search-and-rescue dogs and tips for young children in case they get lost, Margarita Engle's "When You Wander" is a fascinating peek into the world of these amazing dogs and the children they save.

About the Author

Margarita Engle is the author of several award-winning novels in verse, including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor Book. Her picture book Summer Birds was a Kirkus Best Book for Children. She lives in northern California, where she enjoys helping her husband train his two wilderness search and rescue dogs, Chance and Maggi.Mary Morgan has illustrated more than forty children's books and written several too, including Dragon Pizzeria. Mary and her husband divide their time between Semur en Auxois, a small village in France, their sailboat in the Mediterranean Sea, and visiting their family.

Praise For When You Wander: A Search-And-Rescue Dog Story

"A simple, poetic narrative in the voice of a rescue dog." -- School Library Journal

"The story’s text flows in poetic fashion . . . A sensible safety lesson and a satisfying story." -- Kirkus Reviews


Praise for The Firefly Letters:

A Junior Library Guild Selection

* “Like the firefly light, Engle’s poetry is a gossamer thread of subtle beauty weaving together three memorable characters who together find hope and courage. Another fine volume by a master of the novel in verse.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Praise for Tropical Secrets:

Winner, Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries

New York Public Library 2009 Title for Reading and Sharing

* “This book is an outstanding choice for young people of all reading skills.” —School Library Journal, starred review


Praise for The Surrender Tree:
A Newbery Honor Book
Winner, Pura Belpré Author Award
Winner, Jane Addams Award
Winner, Claudia Lewis Award
An ALA Notable Book
A Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for Children Honor Book
* “Readers will be caught by the compelling narrative voices.” —Booklist, starred review


Praise for The Poet Slave of Cuba:
Winner, Pura Belpré Author Award
Winner, Américas Award
Winner, IRA Children’s Book Award
An ALA Notable Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A Bank Street College of Education Best Book
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A CCBC Choice
A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
A Booklist Editor’s Choice
* “An absolutely lovely book . . . that should be read by young and old, black and white, Anglo and Latino.” —School Library Journal, starred review
* “Readers will hear the stories––and never forget them.” —Booklist, starred review
* “The moving poetry and finely crafted story will draw readers in and leave them in tears and in awe.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review