The Summer of Riley
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About the Author
Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.
"Bunting's straightforward story about a boy living in Oregon who learns to accept the loss of loved ones, including his dog, is heartwarming despite some heavy touches. [T]he tender moments between mother and son, coupled with equally gentle interactions between William and [his dog] Riley carry the story."--Publishers Weekly
"Middle-graders will relish the bittersweet but satisfying resolution and the picture of a boy standing up to uncaring adults, bullies, and the system."--ALA Booklist