Moving from her no-pets apartment building to a fancy new house where her parents will not permit messy dogs, Kelly despairs of ever having a pet, until she meets the interplanetary dog Mush. Jr Lib Guild.
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Daniel Pinkwater is the author of several bestselling children's
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Grade 2-3?A delightful, easy chapter book that is refreshing in its gentle resolution of loneliness through absurdity. One day on a walk in the woods, Kelly, who has just moved into a brand-new development, meets Mush, an articulate, telepathic, tidy dog. Mush turns out to be quite the gourmet cook, too, and becomes Kelly's friend as well as an acceptable guardian for her in her parents' eyes. Pinkwater postpones the answer to Kelly's oft-asked question about Mush's interstellar origins for a potential sequel, although readers can readily supply their own explanations...and probably won't hesitate to write the author with suggestions. The conversation is a tad formal at times?well-educated dogs speak in complete sentences?and Pinkwater's deadpan humor is charming (at one point Mush tries to act like a dog and says "woof," forgetting to actually bark). The pen-and-ink and marker illustrations?one or two per chapter?colorfully complement the text.?John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G0689803176I3N00
Book Description Atheneum. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0689803176I5N00
Book Description Atheneum, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Kelly Mangiaro, who has wanted a pet for as long as she can remember, gets more than she bargained for from her new dog, Mush. Former library book. Minimal shelfwear. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 123462128
Book Description Atheneum Books for Young Readers, U.S.A., 1995. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover -- VG/VG -- Ex-Library -- BCE -- Book and dust jacket show only light wear -- Color illustrations throughout --. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 317343