A Dog's Life

A Dog's Life

The Autobiography of A Stray

Unknown - 2007
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Newbery Honor author Ann Martin's "heartwrenching and heartwarming" (Kirkus) dog story, now in paperback, with After Words bonus material.

Squirrel and her brother Bone begin their lives in a toolshed behind someone's summer house. Their mother nurtures them and teaches them the many skills they will need to survive as stray dogs. But when their mother is taken from them suddenly and too soon, the puppies are forced to make their own way in the world, facing humans both gentle and brutal, busy highways, other animals, and the changing seasons. When Bone and Squirrel become separated, Squirrel must fend for herself, and in the process makes two friends who in very different ways define her fate.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2007, c2005.
ISBN: 9780439717007
Branch Call Number: j F MARTIN A
Characteristics: 182 pages ; 19 cm.


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Meet Squirrel: a stray dog who loses the guidance of her mother too soon. She and her brother face highways, hunger, and both kind and cruel humans. If you love sad and heartwarming animal stories, this book's for you!

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