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A Dog's Life

A Dog's Life

by Ann M. Martin, Ann Martin Bowler, Lee Ann Martin

Newbery Honor author Ann Martin's "heartwrenching and heartwarming" (Kirkus) dog story, now in paperback, with After Words bonus material.

Squirrel and her brother Bone begin their lives in a toolshed behind someone's summer house. Their mother nurtures them and teaches them the many skills they will need to survive as stray dogs. But when their mother is taken from them suddenly and too soon, the puppies are forced to make their own way in the world, facing humans both gentle and brutal, busy highways, other animals, and the changing seasons. When Bone and Squirrel become separated, Squirrel must fend for herself, and in the process makes two friends who in very different ways define her fate.

Ages
11, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
4.6
Lexile Measure
870L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
S
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
192
Genre
Animal Stories

About the Authors

Ann M. Martin The author of best-selling tween-pleasing Babysitter Club books, this Award-winning author also wrote the Main Street series, A Dog's Life, the historical novels Belle Teal and Here Today, and the Newbery Honor book A Corner of the Universe. Working with others authors, Ann co-wrote P.S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More, with Paula Danziger, and The Doll People, with Laura Godwin.
Ann Martin Bowler
Lee Ann Martin Author of Trucks!: More Than 100 Vehicles

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