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A Dog on His Own

Mary Jane Auch


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/31/2009)
MP3 CD (5/29/2015)


A funny and moving middle-grade novel for dog lovers by popular author Mary Jane Auch. Other dogs are K-9s. But K-10 is a cut above other dogs, and his mother gave hime the name to prove it when he was a puppy. Now K-10 is grown up and all on his own, because K-10 doesn't need friends--canine or human. He spends his time running away from owners and doing time in dog shelters, and that's just fine with him. But after K-10 escapes from a shelter with some other dogs, everything changes. These new dogs aren't so easy to forget, and all they can bark about is finding old and new owners. Will K-10 go back to being a loner, or can this not-so-old dog learn a new trick--friendship?

Praise For A Dog on His Own

"This is a compelling, affectionate story of opening not just one's home, but also one's heart."—Booklist

"A delightful little romp for boys and girls alike."—Kirkus Reviews

"sure to please dog-loving kids."—School Library Journal

"a solid dog story for younger readers, and canine lovers and Homeward Bound fans will find this quite satisfactory."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Holiday House, 9780823420889, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

About the Author

Mary Jane Auch and her husband Herm Auch are a husband and wife team of illustrators whose first picture book collaboration was The Princess and the Pizza. Mary Jane Auch is also known for her historical and humorous fiction for children and her hilarious poultry parody picture books. The Auchs live on a small farm near Rochester, New York. Visit to learn more.