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When Petey the puppy decides that he wants a boy for Christmas, he discovers that he must go out and find one on his own
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Jane Thayer was the pen name of Catherine Woolley. Ms. Woolley lived in Truro, Massachusetts, until her death in 2005.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1 What a pleasure it is to welcome a new edition of Jane Thayer's charming book, first illustrated by Seymour Fleishman (Morrow, 1958). More than anything in the world, Petey, a puppy, wanted a boy for Christmas. Nothing else his mother suggested would do, and none of the other dogs would give him their boys. Dejected, Petey passes the Home for Boys where a lonely newcomer sits on the steps. Petey has found not one boy, but 50 boys full of love. McCue's puppy is a frisky, impish dog-pound special, closely resembling her Sebastian, the Super Sleuth of Mary Blount Christian's novels (Macmillan). However, where Sebastian is portrayed with scratchboard, Petey and friends are in naturalistic watercolors highlighted with crayon. The "Orphan's Home" of the earlier edition has become a Home for Boys; minor changes in the text are in keeping with evolving life styles; the interracial boys are in cords, blue jeans and sneakers. With updated text and illustrations, an old friend has a new personality, and Petey is virtually guaranteed another almost 40 years of popularity with the picture book crowd.Virginia Opocensky, Lincoln City Libraries, Nebr.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1986. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0688059457
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1986. Condition: New. Lisa McCue (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0688059457
Book Description William Morrow & Co. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: New. 0688059457 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0265594