Duke (Dogs of World War II)

Kirby Larson (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Scholastic Paperbacks
Publish Date
April 28, 2015
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780545416382

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About the Author

Kirby Larson is the acclaimed author of the 2007 Newbery Honor book Hattie Big Sky; its sequel, Hattie Ever After; The Friendship Doll; Dear America: The Fences Between Us; Duke; Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction winner Dash; Liberty; Audacity Jones to the Rescue; and its sequel Audacity Jones Steals the Show. She has also co-written the award-winning picture books Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival and Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle. She lives in Washington with her husband and Winston the Wonder Dog.

Reviews

Praise for Duke

*"Exceptionally well-crafted and emotionally authentic." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"[An] incisive tale of loyalty, patriotism, sacrifice, and bravery." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A good example of how bravery comes in all shapes, sizes -- and breeds." -- Booklist


Praise for Dear America: The Fences Between Us

"Larson deftly folds historical detail into Piper's lively diary entries, which describe her friendships, first romance, and school dramas as well as her view of the subsequent internment of Japanese Americans and the prejudice against sympathizers." -- Booklist

"Larson does an excellent job recreating the tension Piper feels. . . . [a] well-researched novel." -- VOYA

Praise for Hattie Big Sky

A Newbery Honor Recipient

*"[An] engaging historical novel... [Larson] creates a richly textured novel full of memorable characters." -- Booklist, starred review

*"Larson... create[s] a masterful picture of the homesteading experience and the people who persevered." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"Refreshing." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books