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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When her dog Blue disappears just as poachers appear in the area, J.D. and her family become worried because Blue's sharp nose usually keeps him out of trouble. Original.
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Joan Elste is a children’s book author whose work includes True Blue.
DyAnne DiSalvo is an award-winning American artist and author of children’s literature. She has illustrated many lovely books, including Grandpa's Corner Store, A Dog Like Jack, and The Bravest Cat! DiSalvo lives with her husband, guitarist and songwriter Stephen Butler, in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. To learn more, visit dyannedisalvo.com.
Gr. 2^-3. For new readers ready for meatier fare, this taut story of a true blue dog will work well. J.D., the story's narrator, introduces her dog, Blue, who has "some sharp nose" and can smell trouble a mile away. When Blue disappears, J.D. searches for him, worrying that he has been shot by poachers. A dog has been shot, but it's not Blue, it's Molasses, a friend's dog. Blue, who has stayed with Molasses through the night, leads J.D. to him, and she gets the injured dog to a vet just in time. So many easy-to-reads are set in either suburbia or the city. This book's rural setting has a freshness that will appeal to many children who'll see their lifestyle reflected in J.D.'s. Ilene Cooper
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Book Description Turtleback Books, 1996. School & Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110613004388
Book Description Turtleback Books, 1996. Condition: New. Dyanne Disalvo-ryan (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0613004388