Trouper

by Meg Kearney and E.B. Lewis

A dog remembers the time before he came to a home where he is loved, a time when... read more

A dog remembers the time before he came to a home where he is loved, a time when he ran with a pack of strays until they were caught, a time when he and the others were caged, a time when his old companions of the streets were chosen one by one until only he was left. "My heart was a cold, starless night-until your face shone through the bars like a mini sun ... Now we're home!" Home means bowl and bones and bed and boy. Clearly, home means joy. Meg Kearney's moving narrative is shaped from fine language and deep feeling both in this picture book about a three-legged dog's journey to home that is based on the story of her own family's pet, and beautifully illustrated by E. B. Lewis. (Ages 5-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014

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