How Smudge Came by Nan GregoryHow Smudge Came by Nan Gregory

How Smudge Came

byNan GregoryIllustratorRon Lightburn


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In the home where Cindy lives, no dogs are allowed, so she must bundle puppy up when she goes to work as a cleaning woman in the Hospice. One patient is so blind with illness that he can barely see the dog; it looks like a smudge.

But, oh, how nice to hold the puppy. What is Cindy to do? How will she care for Smudge?

How Smudge Came was made into an award winning television movie and became an international best seller.

Nan Gregory's previous children's picture books include the international best-seller How Smudge Came and the critically acclaimed Wild Girl and Gran. Nan Gregory is a professional storyteller and has performed in schools, libraries, hospitals, parks and theatres, at conferences and festivals, and from the back of a horse-drawn sleigh....
Title:How Smudge CameFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.3 inPublisher:Red Deer PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889951616

ISBN - 13:9780889951617

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreak and Happiness: How Smudge Came How better to understand our common humanity than to peek at the inner world of another — and find it so like our own? Soft, coloured pencil illustrations and sparse, personal narrative relate a poignant story of love and loss, freedom and frustration, heartbreak and, in the end, happiness.
Date published: 2007-03-11

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Cindy has a small, furry and cute problem. She has just found a dark-grey and black puppy, but the home in which she lives doesn't allow dogs. She takes the puppy to the hospice where she works as a cleaning lady, where one of the patients names the soft puppy Smudge. But how can Cindy keep Smudge? Winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award and the Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice award, How Smudge Came is a beautifully illustrated and lovingly told tale.