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  • ISBN: 9780062796783
  • ISBN: 006279678X
  • Physical Description: 385 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
This novel sings about loss and love and finding joy in new friendships and a loving family, along with the world's best bad dog. An uplifting middle grade novel about recovery featuring strong female characters, an adorable dog, and the girl who comes to love him. It's a life-altering New Year for thirteen-year-old Lydia when she uproots to a Connecticut farm to live with her aunt following her mother's death. Aunt Brat and her jovial wife, Eileen, and their ancient live-in landlord, Elloroy, are welcoming--and a little quirky. Lydia's struggle for a sense of belonging in her new family is highlighted when the women adopt a big yellow dog just days after the girl's arrival. Wasn't one rescue enough? Lydia is not a dog person--and this one is trouble! He is mistrustful and slinky. He pees in the house, escapes into the woods, and barks at things unseen. His new owners begin to guess about his unknown past. Meanwhile, Lydia doesn't want to be difficult--and she does not mean to keep secrets--but there are things she's not telling...Like why the box of "paper stuff" she keeps under her bed is so important...And why that hole in the wall behind a poster in her room is getting bigger...And why something she took from the big yellow dog just might be the key to unraveling his mysterious past--but at what cost?
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 up. Katherine Tegen Books.
Grades 4-6. Katherine Tegen Books.
HL570L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4 11 506773.
Subject: Grief > Juvenile fiction.
Aunts > Juvenile fiction.
Lesbians > Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Life change events > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Connecticut > Juvenile fiction.
Connecticut > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.

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