Trouper by Meg KearneyTrouper by Meg Kearney

Trouper

byMeg KearneyIllustratorE B Lewis

Hardcover | October 29, 2013

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A three-legged stray dog finds a loving boy to call his own - illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist E.B. Lewis.

Trouper ran with a mob of mutts who tripped over trash cans and pawed the cold streets for bones. They howled and cried and wished for a home. Until one day, the dogs are captured from off the streets and put in cages in a shelter as they waitto be adopted. Trouper watches sadly as, one by one each of his dog friends are chosen. He's the only one left, until finally - one lucky day, when just the right boy comes around and finds that this three-legged mutt is the perfect pet for him!

This book was inspired by MEG KEARNEY's own dog's amazing rescue story. Ms. Kearney's book of poems Home By Now won the 2010 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award for Poetry; she has also authored two novels in verse for teens. Ms. Kearney lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their dog, Trouper! E. B. LEWIS illustrated Coming on...
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Title:TrouperFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.28 × 10.36 × 0.36 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545100410

ISBN - 13:9780545100410

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Meg Kearney

*"Unique and inspiring . . . a first-rate offering." -Kirkus, starred review (on The Secret of Me)

Praise for E. B. Lewis

*"Lewis' paintings, subdued in tone and color, reflect the spirit of the verse through telling details and sensitive, impressionistic portrayals." -Booklist, starred review (on Talkin' About Bessie)