Good Dog


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$16.99  $15.63
Scholastic Press
Publish Date
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Dan Gemeinhart is a teacher-librarian and father of three daughters. His debut novel, The Honest Truth, was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, an Best Book of the Month, and an Indie Next List pick. His follow-up, Some Kind of Courage, was met with critical acclaim, garnering two starred reviews. Dan lives with his family in Cashmere, Washington. Visit him at


Praise for Good Dog:
*Action-packed, highly suspenseful, and deeply moving. Perfect. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for The Honest Truth:

A New York Times Editors' Choice selection
An Best Book of the Month
An Indie Next List selection

*An emotionally hard-hitting survival story... A gripping page-turner. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

An impressive combination of suspenseful adventure thriller and cancer narrative... Touching but unsentimental, this is a deeply moving adventure. -- Booklist

Gemeinhart presents a rousingly riveting two-hanky read. -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Some Kind of Courage:

A 2017-2018 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee

*This is true adventure with strong underpinnings of moral courage and love... Poignant and real. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*Exhilarating and enthralling, Courage promises even the most reluctant readers a breakneck adventure that will keep them turning the pages with utter devotion. -- Booklist, starred review

This is a terrific book, morally thoughtful and wonderfully well told, that 9- to 14-year-olds are likely to cover at a gallop. -- The Wall Street Journal

Praise for Scar Island:

An Best Book of the Month
A Junior Library Guild selection

*Lord of the Flies set on Alcatraz... It's grotesque, compelling, over-the-top, yet fully realized, and nothing like Gemeinhart's previous work. Children who respond to it well will read it over and over again. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Holes meets Lord of the Flies in this fast-paced novel... Told with pathos and compassion, this rises above the label of survival story and examines the way truth and redemption are interconnected in one troubled boy's life. -- Booklist

A poignant, action-packed story with references to classics Robinson Crusoe and Lord of the Flies... Gemeinhart creates a compulsively readable story with enough teasers to keep the mystery alive until the very end. -- School Library Journal