A Dog Called Homeless

Paperback | January 7, 2014

bySarah Lean

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Praised by Newbery Medal–winning author Katherine Applegate as "graceful" and "miraculous," this Schneider Family Book Award–winning novel tells how one girl's friendship with a homeless dog mends a family's heart.

Cally Fisher knows she can see her dead mother, but the only other living soul who does is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mom appears. How can Cally convince anyone that her mom is still with the family, or persuade her dad that the huge silver-gray dog belongs with them?

With beautiful, spare writing and adorable animals, A Dog Called Homeless is perfect for readers of favorite middle-grade novels starring dogs, such as Because of Winn-Dixie and Shiloh.

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Praised by Newbery Medal–winning author Katherine Applegate as "graceful" and "miraculous," this Schneider Family Book Award–winning novel tells how one girl's friendship with a homeless dog mends a family's heart.Cally Fisher knows she can see her dead mother, but the only other living soul who does is a mysterious wolfhound who alway...

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A gentle and beautiful story about friends who hear the things you don't say. When Cally Fisher says she sees her dead mother, no one believes her. So Cally stops talking—what's the point if no one is listening? The only other living soul who sees Cally's mom is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mom appears. ...

Sarah Lean lives in England with her husband, son, and dog. She is the author ofA Dog Called HomelessandA Hundred Horses. She has worked as a page planner for a newspaper, a stencil maker, a gardener, and a primary school teacher, among various other things.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.45 inPublished:January 7, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062122266

ISBN - 13:9780062122261

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Ever so gently, this fine debut effort explores the power of human kindness as Cally and her father find effective ways to cope with their loss.