The PS Brothers by Maribeth BoeltsThe PS Brothers by Maribeth Boelts

The PS Brothers

byMaribeth Boelts

Paperback | October 25, 2011

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Russell and Shawn call themselves the PS Brothers: P is for poop, S is for scoop, and Brothers is because they're best friends. Scooping poop is the fastest way to earn money to buy a puppy. These two are crazy about dogs. And they're sure that once their puppy grows into a tough dog, no one will ever pick on them for being weak or poor again. Unfortunately, getting a puppy is not that easy. Russell and Shawn don't count on uncovering a dog-fighting ring-and that can bust apart a dream faster than a dog can sniff out a bone. But doing the right thing might still get them what they want-and maybe even more.&nbsp
Maribeth Boelts has written many picture books, including Those Shoes, which was a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor book. The PS Brothers is her first novel. She lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa. www.maribethboelts.com
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Title:The PS BrothersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.38 inPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547577176

ISBN - 13:9780547577173

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Editorial Reviews

Heartwarming yet full of gritty issues." - Kirkus Reviews "Part of the appeal of this book is its edginess. Shawn's and Russell's hardscrabble existences and their heartfelt yearning for a dog to defend them are compelling."- School Library Journal "A lighthearted portrait of a strong friendship and a plucky kid who doesn't let tough circumstances get him down." - Booklist "The book's accessibility and high-interest subject make it a natural for reluctant readers, and readers in general will appreciate Russell's moral dilemma and sigh in relief at the happy puppy-acquiring ending."- The Bulletin "