Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One by Karen EnglishDog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One by Karen English

Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One

byKaren EnglishIllustratorLaura Freeman

Paperback | October 14, 2014

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It's tough being the new kid at Carver Elementary. Gavin had lots of friends at his old school, but the kids here don't even know that he's pretty good at skateboarding, or how awesome he is at soccer. And when his classmate Richard comes over and the boys end up in trouble, not only does Gavin risk losing his one new friend, he has to take care of his great aunt Myrtle's horrible little dog as punishment.To make matters worse, Gavin seems to have attracted the attention of the school bully. Will he be able to avoid getting pounded at the skate park? And how is he ever going to prove he's cool with a yappy little Pomeranian wearing a pink bow at his side?
Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner and the author of It All Comes Down to This as well as the Nikki and Deja and The Carver Chronicles series. Her novels have been praised for their accessible writing, authentic characters, and satisfying storylines. She is a former elementary school teacher and lives in Los A...
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Title:Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book OneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.32 inPublished:October 14, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544339126

ISBN - 13:9780544339125

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"English returns to Carver Elementary, the setting of her Nikka and Deja books, in this strong kickoff to her Carver Chronicles series. Freeman's upbeat spot illustrations and English's accessible storytelling target the book to emerging independent readers." —Publishers Weekly"Black-and-white spot illustrations break up the text and make this an accessible book for emerging chapter-book readers."—Booklist"Chapter book readers have few options if they want to read about urban boys of color; here's hoping for more about Gavin and his friends."—The Horn Book Magazine