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Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog

Lisa Papp, Lisa Papp (Illustrator)


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Madeline Finn and Star are back Now Star is old enough to become a Therapy dog, but will our beloved team pass the test? A beautiful tale of empathy, perseverance, and connection from award-winning author-illustrator Lisa Papp.

★ "A beautifully designed introduction to the lives of therapy dogs and how much work goes into becoming one...This intergenerational story of love and acceptance is an important addition to library collections for young elementary-aged readers." --School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

Madeline Finn and Star are off to Walker Oaks, a retirement community where Star will take his tests to become a Therapy Dog. Accompanied by Mom, Mrs. Dimple, and Bonnie the library dog, she and Star make their way through a variety of challenges and meet several new friends. But Madeline Finn can't stop thinking about an elderly man in a wheelchair who never smiles. Is there something she and Star can do to help?

Author-illustrator Lisa Papp's heartwarming, empathetic story explores the therapy dog training process and provides a realistic and appealing example of a young person making a difference in her community.

Also available:
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog

Activity Kit available

Peachtree Publishers, 9781682631492, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2020