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A Dog's Life

Written by Ann M. Martin

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In a nutshell: home | adventuring | a home again   Best known for the Babysitters Club, Ann M Martin here tells the story of a dog, and with the warmth and understanding that made that series so popular. There’s nothing special about Squirrel, this isn’t a story of heroics, though she is brave when she has to be. Instead, it’s a story of finding your way, enjoying the good things and coping with the bad, and learning to trust and to love. Squirrel is a stray, and for most of the book has to cope alone; not till the very last chapters does she find somewhere safe to stay. She tells her story calmly, without anger or bitterness when things go badly, and never asks for readers’ sympathy: she’s a dog, and she leads a dog’s life. It makes for a very affecting story, and one which will enthral readers.

One to recommend for fans of Michael Morpurgo, and Born to Run in particular. ~ Andrea Reece

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A Dog's Life Synopsis

Born in a garden shed and separated from her family, stray puppy, Squirrel, has a life filled with surprises, setbacks and adventures as she bravely journeys from town to town, encountering friends and foes, both animal and human, in her search for a place to call home. Told entirely from Squirrel’s canine perspective, this touching tale offers a gorgeous contemporary twist on the classic animal adventure story.

A Dog's Life Press Reviews

"Heartwrenching and heartwarming" - Kirkus

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ISBN: 9781474926393
Publication date: 01/08/2016
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474926393
Publication date: 1st August 2016
Author: Ann M. Martin
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Animals
Recommendations: eBooks

About Ann M. Martin

Ann Matthews Martin was born on August 12, 1955. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with her parents and her younger sister, Jane. After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. She's now a full-time writer. Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood memories and feelings. Many are written about contemporary problems or events. All of Ann's characters, even the members of the Baby-sitters Club, are made up. But many of her characters are based on real ...

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