The Stray Dog by Marc SimontThe Stray Dog by Marc Simont

The Stray Dog

byMarc Simont

Paperback | May 27, 2003

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“This picture book has all the earmarks of a classic. Simont gets it all right.” —The Horn Book (starred review)

Caldecott Medalist Marc Simont's heartwarming tale of a stray dog is told with tender simplicity and grace.

When a little dog appears at a family picnic, the girl and boy play with him all afternoon, and they name him Willy. At day's end they say good-bye. But the dog has won their hearts and stays on their minds.

The following Saturday the family returns to the picnic grounds to look for Willy, but they are not alone—the dog catcher is looking for him, too!

Awards for this book include: Caldecott Honor Book * New York Times Best Illustrated Book * ALA Notable Children's Book * Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book * Amazon.com Editors’ Pick * School Library Journal Best Book * New York Public Library’s “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”

Marc Simont was born in 1915 in Paris. His parents were from the Catalonia region of Spain, and his childhood was spent in France, Spain, and the United States. Encouraged by his father, Joseph Simont, an artist and staff illustrator for the magazine L'Illustration, Marc Simont drew from a young age. Though he later attended art school...
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Title:The Stray DogFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 27, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064436691

ISBN - 13:9780064436694

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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"Simont's art possesses its usual deceptive ease and friendly watercolor fluidity. . . . will have pooch-loving kids investigating every park with hope and determination." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)