Probably the World's Best Story about a Dog and Th (Paperback)
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781442421943, 240pp.
Publication Date: October 15, 2010
But then the family dog, Rufus, is stolen.
Overnight, Paolo is trying to manage not just Georgie, but their deaf cousin, Billy, who speaks only with his hands; Henry, a strange vacation visitor whom the boys discover living locked in his aunt's attic; and Butter Schwartz, a lonely, half-wild schemer with a paper route. The last two are definite dognapping suspects....
To top it all, a girl with a big-time crush on Paolo won't let him be, day or night, crisis or no crisis. For her, missing Rufus is nothing to snaring Paolo, who has met his match as a manager.
The solution to the mystery of Rufus, the threat of Theresa, and the future must rest in Billy's hands.