Along Came a Dog

Paperback | September 24, 1980

byMeindert Dejong

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The friendship of a little red hen and a homeless dog who appoints himself her protector ‘is treated by the author with delicacy and strength in lovely and lucid prose.’ —C."A moving story, full of suspense." —H.

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A little red hen is having trouble protecting her chicks from a preying hawk. The hen asks the farmer for help, but even he can’t protect his chickens from the hawk. Soon a stray dog comes along, and he has an idea that will save the chicks. But will this be enough to earn the dog the home that he has always yearned for?

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The friendship of a little red hen and a homeless dog who appoints himself her protector ‘is treated by the author with delicacy and strength in lovely and lucid prose.’ —C."A moving story, full of suspense." —H.

Meindert DeJong is the award-winning author of many classic books for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning The Wheel On The Schooland the Newbery Honor-winning Along Came A Dog, Shadrach,and The House Of Sixty Fathers, all available in Harper Trophy editions and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Among Mr. Sendak's other popular ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.38 inPublished:September 24, 1980Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064401146

ISBN - 13:9780064401142

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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A little red hen is having trouble protecting her chicks from a preying hawk. The hen asks the farmer for help, but even he can’t protect his chickens from the hawk. Soon a stray dog comes along, and he has an idea that will save the chicks. But will this be enough to earn the dog the home that he has always yearned for?

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"(The story) is treated by the author with delicacy and strength in lovely and lucid prose." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)