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The Spotted Dog Last Seen

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

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ISBN 10: 1554983878 / ISBN 13: 9781554983872
Published by Groundwood Books, 2013
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Title: The Spotted Dog Last Seen

Publisher: Groundwood Books

Publication Date: 2013

Book Condition:Good

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While tracking clues from a secret code penciled in the margins of mystery novels at a public library, Derek Knowles-Collier discovers a time capsule, an unpublished author and a gravestone that may finally put his haunting past to rest. At Queensview Elementary, grade-six students are required to complete a community service unit as part of their school curriculum, and Derek is assigned to repair duty at the local cemetery.

Derek is not happy about his assignment. When he was very young, his friend Dennis was killed by a car after running into the road to catch a ball. Ever since, Derek has had recurring nightmares, and he is afraid that spending time in a cemetery will make it even harder for him to sleep through the night. When it rains, the lessons take place in the nearby public library. One day, a book arrives at the library, an anonymous donation that happens every year. On reading the book, Derek and his group mates find a secret code written on an inside margin. One code leads to the next, with the last code leading the students to a time capsule. The book includes a secret code for readers to decipher!

About the Author:

Jessica Scott Kerrin is the author of the newly launched Lobster Chronicles series and the best-selling Martin Bridge series, which has sold over 140 000 copies to date. Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff was chosen by both the Horn Book and the New York Public Library as one of the best books of 2005. She lives with her family and pet tortoise in downtown Halifax, where she is surrounded by historic cemeteries. She is Director for Internet Strategies and Design for the Nova Scotia government’s Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

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