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Bauer, Marion Dane.

New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012

IL 3-6, RL 4.4

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"Once there was a small black dog named Buddy. She had brown paws and a brown mask, and a sweet ruffle of brown fur on her bum. She had ears like airplane wings that dropped just at the tips. She also had a boy. At least she had a boy until his family had to move away."

This is the story of Buddy, told in immensely appealing free verse. She needs to find a new boy. It's also the story of a boy, Mark, who wants and needs a dog, but his mom doesn't want him to. Buddy takes herself on an adventure to find a new boy and she finds the unexpected. In the course of a crazy summer night, Mark finds an unexpected solution to his problem, too. This is a book that will have you rooting for Buddy and Mark, because there's nothing like the friendship between a boy and his dog!  (Booktalk written by Sara Zoe Patterson-GSF Committee/ New Franklin School)

SUBJECTS:     Novels in verse.

                        Loneliness -- Fiction.

                        Dogs -- Fiction.

                        Parks -- Fiction.

                        City and town life -- Fiction.

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