Trouper | Scholastic Canada

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By Meg Kearney   Illustrated by E B Lewis   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545100410 Hardcover
32 Pages | 10.36" x 10.28" | Ages 7 to 10

A three-legged stray dog finds a loving boy to call his own — illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist E.B. Lewis.

Trouper ran with a mob of mutts who tripped over trash cans and pawed the cold streets for bones. They howled and cried and wished for a home. Until one day, the dogs are captured from off the streets and put in cages in a shelter as they wait to be adopted. Trouper watches sadly as, one by one each of his dog friends are chosen. He's the only one left, until finally — one lucky day, when just the right boy comes around and finds that this three-legged mutt is the perfect pet for him!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Meg Kearney

*"Unique and inspiring . . . a first-rate offering." —Kirkus, starred review (on The Secret of Me)

Praise for E. B. Lewis

*"Lewis' paintings, subdued in tone and color, reflect the spirit of the verse through telling details and sensitive, impressionistic portrayals." —Booklist, starred review (on Talkin' About Bessie)