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Katherine Tegen Books
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5.8 X 8.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Sarah Lean lives in England with her husband, son, and dog. She is the author of A Dog Called Homeless and A Hundred Horses. She has worked as a page planner for a newspaper, a stencil maker, a gardener, and a primary school teacher, among various other things.


"Lean has crafted a touching portrait of a good-hearted, loyal, and boundlessly imaginative boy who makes some realistic missteps in his efforts to succeed in the 'real world.'" -- Publishers Weekly

"Tightly structured and plotted, the novel's every element and development move the story forward. A compelling, thought-provoking story about the fights and brave acts-big and small, acclaimed and unattributed-that define us." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Lean has written a charming, affecting story of a boy whose love for a dog challenges him to find the best in himself. Ingeniously plotted and populated with appealing characters--including, of course, a lovable canine--this is a treat for dog-lovers and would-be heroes alike." -- ALA Booklist

Praise for Sarah Lean's A Hundred Horses: "Friendship, self-discovery, a dreamlike middle-of-the-night horseback ride, and a satisfying ending make for certain reader appeal." -- Booklist (starred review)

Praise for Sarah Lean's A Hundred Horses: "Lean's imagination runs wild, but her descriptions of a girl who rediscovers hope and wholeness remain firmly rooted in truth." -- New York Times Book Review

Praise for Schneider Family Book Award-winning A Dog Called Homeless: "Ever so gently, this fine debut effort explores the power of human kindness as Cally and her father find effective ways to cope with their loss." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Praise for Sarah Lean's A Dog Called Homeless: "Truly a lesson in the power of love and loss, this story shows that learning how to listen is more important than what's being said. This is a thought-provoking story that will speak to readers of all ages." -- School Library Journal

Praise for Sarah Lean's A Dog Called Homeless: "Lean's first novel stands out for its clean and evocative prose. [...] Readers drawn to stories of adversity will find this one rewarding, and all readers should look forward to Lean's next novel." -- The Horn Book