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Blackberry Farm 2

Adele Griffin, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)


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More than anything else--even more than the best birthday party ever--Becket Branch wants a dog for her tenth birthday. But her twin brother, Nicholas, has secretly been wishing for a cat. Lucky for Becket and Nicholas, their animal-loving parents have an animal-loving surprise for them: they're going to the local shelter and adopting both a cat and a dog. It should be the biggest BEAUTIFUL ALERT ever, but Becket's dream dog, Dibs, turns out to be a super-shy scaredy-pooch who is going to need a lot of training. Meanwhile, Nicholas's cat, Given, is more outgoing and attention-seeking than the just-for-him pet he was expecting.

Laugh along as Becket fishes mice out of Nicholas's slippers, puts bullies in their place, and tries, and tries again, to train Dibs--all while learning new life lessons and keeping up with her other farm chores.

With black-and-white drawings throughout by award-winning illustrator LeUyen Pham (Real Friends), this second volume of the Blackberry Farm series offers a gentle message about embracing new friends who may not match preconceived expectations.

Algonquin Young Readers, 9781643750736, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2021