How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive — like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman won” t name it, because it might not outlive her.
Tender watercolors capture the charm of this heartwarming story of an old woman who doesn” t know she”s lonely until she meets a plucky puppy who needs a name — and someone to love.
“Rylant and Brown together create with affection and lovingly humorous touches a glimpse of old age lived with relish.” — Booklist