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Patterson, Nancy Ruth.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
IL 3-6, RL 4.8
ISBN 0374384452
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Case Callahan is a nine-year-old boy who wants to be a winner at something. All of his family members are stars at something: swimming, acting or horse training. Case tries to juggle and loses the balls. He tries to have the winning science fair project with a heart which squirts the judges with blood. Case tries horse jumping. He falls and breaks his arm when a dog gets in the way. Case becomes a true winner when he finds a stray dog that he names Noah. The dog has lots of talents because his previous owner was a girl in a wheelchair. When Case finds the previous owner, Meg, he makes the most important decision of his life. Read the book and discover how Case becomes a winner.  (Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Awards nominee, 2008-2009)
SUBJECTS: Dogs -- Fiction.
                    Competition (Psychology) -- Fiction.
                    Self-realization -- Fiction.
                    Family life -- Fiction.

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