Rugby & Rosie (Paperback)) (Herculeah Jones Mysteries)

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9780613036047: Rugby & Rosie (Paperback)) (Herculeah Jones Mysteries)

Rugby, the family's beloved Labrador retriever, finds himself unhappy with the new house guest, Rosie, a puppy brought home to be trained as a guide dog, but they soon become the closest of friends, until she has to leave to do the important work for which she is trained.

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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nan Rossiter's adult fiction is often compared to the work of Nicholas Sparks - especially her first novel, THE GIN & CHOWDER CLUB. Nan's second novel, WORDS GET IN THE WAY, is an uplifting story about a single mom whose young son has autism. Her third novel, MORE THAN YOU KNOW, touches on the bonds of sisterhood and the tragedy and despair of Alzheimer's. UNDER A SUMMER SKY ties the first three books together in an unexpected way, and NANTUCKET touches on the difference time can make, the truths that never alter, and the bittersweet second chances that arrive just in time to steer a heart back home. Her new novel FIREFLY SUMMER is an uplifting story of the resilience of sisterhood and the bright glimpses of joy and solace that, like fireflies after rain, can follow the deepest heartaches.

Nan is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and is also the author-illustrator of several books for children including, most recently, THE FO'C'SLE: HENRY BESTON'S OUTERMOST HOUSE, called "a lovely vision of one man's communion with nature" by Publisher's Weekly.

Nan lives in rural Connecticut with her husband, two handsome sons and a black Lab named Finnegan. 

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Review:

Rossiter's first book is a moving and informative account of a family and the puppy they raise for a year, until she is old enough to train to become a guide dog. Rosie is a yellow Labrador retriever puppy, and Rugby is the family's chocolate Lab. The story is told by a boy who is best friends with both of them. Boys and dogs spend hours playing together, but Rosie gets special training, too. Her family is strict with her about begging at the table or jumping up on people; they help her grow accustomed to traffic and commotion by taking her downtown to stores, on city buses, and other places her new owner will need her. Particularly well-limned are the boy's mixed feelings as Rosie's departure draws near. He wants her to succeed as a guide dog, but if she fails he'll be able to keep her. When Rosie does leave, it's Rugby, of course, who suffers the most, without an understanding of where his friend has gone. The golden, sun-drenched paintings convey the warmth and love evident in the story, and capture all the action of the two lovable dogs at the story's center. An afterword provides facts on guide dogs and an address to write for more information. A resonant debut. (Picture book. 5-9) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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