Bo, the Famous Retriever

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Bo, the Famous Retriever is about a six-month-old black Labrador retriever left in Mrs. Barnett's care while her son is in Alaska. The adorable Lab makes dramatic changes in the woman's life. He acquaints her with four energetic teenagers who help the senior citizen try to adjust to her new lifestyle. Mrs. Barnett quickly handles the pup's habit of chewing up shoes and running off with things. However, when Bo starts bringing home other peoples' belongings, she immediately telephones her son.

The calls become more and more frequent as the dog's extraordinary behavior prompts Mrs. Barnett into returning newspapers every evening, participating in community projects, making new friends, becoming a mentor to three teenagers, and helping the police chief solve a mystery.

The small town setting for the story is Argyle, Texas where Bo and Mrs. Barnett enjoy the warmth and friendliness of the people living there. Their friends and neighbors are actual names of real people living in the community.

The humorous book is warm hearted and uplifting. Readers from the upper elementary grades and up will enjoy reading it, for there is something in it for everyone.

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Bo, the six-month-old black Labrador retriever left in Mrs. Barnett's care while her son is in Alaska, makes dramatic changes in the woman's life. The adorable Lab acquaints her with four energetic teenagers who help the senior citizen adjust to her new lifestyle. Mrs. Barnett effectively handles the pup's habit of chewing up shoes and running off with things. However when Bo starts bringing home other people's belongings, she immediately telephones her son.

The calls become more frequent as the dog's extraordinary behavior involves Mrs. Barnett in such activities as returning newspapers every evening, participating in community projects, meeting new friends, and helping the police chief solve a mystery.

About the Author:

Lynn Sheffield Simmons received her bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in special education from Texas Woman's University. Mrs. Simmons is a member of Phi Delta Kappa honorary fraternity and has years of experience in public school teaching.

A strong advocate of parents and children reading together, her booklets, Using the newspaper to Teach Reading Readiness and Newspaper in the Home: Helping Your Child with Homework, published and distributed by the Denton Record-Chronicle, have been used in many households.

Mrs. Simmons has been a freelance writer for many years. Her award-winning column, "Up A Creek," historical reviews, and feature stories have appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines. Her historical pageant, The Place is Argyle, is performed annually in Argyle, Texas. Mrs. Simmons lives on a small farm in Argyle, Texas with her husband, Larry, who has a dental practice in Denton, Texas.

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