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 Peña
• Pam Muñoz 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, Because of Shoe and Other Dog Stories is a book for young readers of varying levels to enjoy.
About the Author
Ann M. Martin is the author of the novels Belle Teal, A Corner of the Universe (winner of the Newbery Honor), Here Today, and A Dog s Life, as well as the Doll People novels (written with Laura Godwin and illustrated by Brian Selznick); the novels P.S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More, written with Paula Danziger, and the Baby-Sitters Club and Main Street series. Ann lives in upstate New York with her beloved dog, Sadie, whose mother was a stray, and several rescued cats.
"...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