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THE GOOD DOG
New York : Atheneum Books
for Young Readers, 2001.
IL 3-6, RL 4.3
What are some qualities you would want in a leader? Intelligence?
Strength? Courage? Loyalty? Dependability? McKinley
is that kind of leader. He is head dog in this book, The Good
Dog, by Avi. McKinley protects and cares for his human family,
especially their “pup,” Jack, who only knows McKinley as a pet and best
pal. McKinley is also responsible for leading the nearly three hundred
dogs who live in the mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
When Lupin, a magnificent she-wolf, comes to town to recruit dogs for her
pack, McKinley’s leadership is challenged by his rival, an Irish setter
named Redburn. Redburn will do anything, even betray other dogs,
to take McKinley’s place as head dog. At the same time, McKinley
must prevent his pup, Jack, from running away into the cold and snowy wilderness
to find the wolf pack. And he must use all his strength and courage
to protect his friends from the dog-abusing, gun-toting human, Pycraft.
If you like dogs and thrilling stories of adventure and danger, you will
enjoy this book, The Good Dog. (Debbie Henson, email@example.com,
Mt. Pleasant Academy, Mt. Pleasant, SC)
Dogs -- Fiction.
Wolves -- Fiction.
Colorado -- Fiction.
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