Because of Shoe and Other Dog Stories (Hardcover)

By Ann M. Martin (Editor), Aleksey &. Olga Ivanov (Illustrator), Margarita Engle (Contribution by)
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Hilarious and heartwarming dog stories from nine renowned authors:

Ann M. Martin
Jon Muth
Mark Teague
Margarita Engle
Thacher Hurd
Valerie Hobbs
Matt de la Pena
Pam Munoz Ryan
Wendy Orr

For young readers who have ever wanted, known or loved a dog, the short stories in this anthology evoke the full spectrum of endearing doggy traits With stories ordered from easiest to most difficult to read, this is a book for young readers of varying levels to enjoy.

About the Author

Ann M. Martin is the author of Ten Rules for Living with My Sister, Ten Good and Bad Things About My Life, and Everything for a Dog, all from Feiwel and Friends. She won a Newbery Honor Award for A Corner of the Universe, and is the author of the beloved Baby-sitters Club series. She lives in upstate New York.

OLGA and ALEKSEY IVANOV illustrated the "Charlotte s Web" beginning readers. They live in Colorado.

Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet and novelist whose books include "The Surrender Tree", a Newbery Honor book and winner of the Jane Addams Children s Book Award, the Pura Belpre Award, the Americas Award, and the Claudia Lewis Poetry Award; "The Poet Slave of Cuba", winner of the Pura Belpre Award and the Americas Award; "Tropical Secrets;" "The Firefly Letters;" "Hurricane Dancers;" "The Wild Book; The Lightning Dreamer, "winner of the PEN Literary Award for Young Adult Literature; and"Silver People". She lives with her husband in Northern California. Visit her at

Praise For…

"...the depth of emotion felt by canines and their owners will be universally understood."--Publishers Weekly

"These amusing tales, all of them strong and distinct, total up to a nice, easily accessible package that will be a hit with dog lovers.”--Kirkus

“This ode to the canine condition consists of nine original short stories by Martin and eight other authors.” -- BCCB

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805093148
ISBN-10: 0805093141
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: June 5th, 2012
Pages: 272
Language: English