Little Dog, Lost by Newbery Honor winner Marion Dane Bauer
Available here from Simon and Schuster
★ “A perfect selection for pet lovers new to chapter books and anyone who just enjoys a cheerful dog story.”
—KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review
“Told in free verse, this charming novel examines themes of longing and loneliness through three memorable characters.”
"Mark is a boy who needs a dog. But he can’t get his mom on board with his plan.
Buddy is a dog who needs a boy. Buddy has an owner already, but not one who understands the kind of love and care—the “something more”—a dog needs.
Mr. LaRue is a neighbor who needs a community. He’s alone all the time in his huge old house—and everyone needs more than that.
Over the course of a summer thunderstorm and one chaotic town council meeting, these three characters cross paths and come together in a timeless tale ripe with emotions and told in verse that resolves with love, understanding, and a sense of belonging—plus a place to play a game of fetch!"
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