Twelve-year-old Bree Davies is devastated when her beloved Border Collie, Danny, goes missing after her mom leaves the gate open to their Santa Monica home. In her search to find Danny, Bree is thrust into the world of animals in need. With the help and guidance of animal rescuer Rayleen, Bree's heart is opened to the plight of the dogs in the downtown Vox Street shelter. Before long, her emptiness about her own loss shifts into action – and her quest to find Danny and her newfound mission to save the shelter dogs soon become one.
Longtime animal rescuer Linzi Glass has crafted a singular story of finding oneself in the search for finding another, a compelling emotional journey as well as a call-to-action for animal-lovers everywhere.
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Linzi Glass is the author of two critically acclaimed novels for young adult readers, The Year the Gypsies Came and Ruby Red. When not writing books, she spends her time as a writing instructor and animal rescuer. Ms. Glass lives in Santa Monica, California, with her many rescue dogs and has a college-age daughter, Jordan.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4–7—Bree Davies, 12, is an only child living in Santa Monica with her journalist parents who are too busy with their careers to pay attention to her. She's drifting away from one of her two best friends because of diverging interests. And now she is paired with Ashton Adams to do a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream, and she's nervous because he is popular and ignores her. The only thing that makes up for her parents' absence and all of her problems is her beloved Border collie. When her mother neglects to close the gate one day, Danny goes missing and Bree is unable to forgive her. The high points of this book include the girl's determination to find her pet and her time volunteering at an animal shelter. The rest remains dull, melodramatic, and clichéd, and problems have thin resolutions. It is unfortunate that readers would have to plow through all of this in order to get a glimpse of the harsh realities of animal shelters.—Adrienne L. Strock, Maricopa County Library District, AZ
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Book Description Walden Pond Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061797162
Book Description Walden Pond Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061797162
Book Description Walden Pond Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061797162