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The Canine Connection: Stories About Dogs and People

The Canine Connection: Stories About Dogs and People

Spring 2003 Fiction
Ages: 10 - 14 yrs.
Author: Betsy Hearne
ISBN: 0-689-85258-4
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Review:
A car thief makes the mistake of choosing a vintage Mercedes - left running - in the parking lot of a mall. Unbeknownst to the thief, the car is occupied by Clara's two dogs and her old grandmother. In twelve short stories, the author writes with insight into dogs and their sometimes worthy and sometimes not, human companions. The parts the dogs play in the lives of their people are touching (literally), comforting, and frequently amazing. Young dog lovers, and even those who are not, will enjoy these stories immensely for reasons as varied as the characters in them.
Kemie Nix   ©2003 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense in selecting books children love to read.


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