Just Gus: Volume 2


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$18.99  $17.66
Shadow Mountain
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5.6 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

McCall Hoyle is an award-winning author and teacher librarian. When she grows up, she'd also like to be a professional dog trainer. She writes heartfelt books for kids of all ages and believes one of the best ways to spread hope and share her heart is by writing about the special bond between dogs and their humans. When McCall isn't writing or teaching, you can find her with one of her four-legged friends training for agility, obedience, or dock diving--or perhaps chasing make-believe bunnies with them at a lure coursing event in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains she calls home.


"Through Gus' lightly anthropomorphized thoughts (he carefully reports all human conversations he hears despite not necessarily understanding everything), Diego's overwhelming anxiety is apparent but is eased through his bond with Gus, and soon the dog realizes he has a new purpose as an emotional support animal for Diego. This is a comforting, quiet tale of a working dog slowly transitioning into a new life. Featuring a lovable animal protagonist, a relatable and persistent child trainer, and dog-training information, it's a compelling read. A gentle portrayal of a canine protagonist adjusting to a new role."-- "Kirkus"
"Delightful. I really liked the way this book dealt with the delicate subject of social anxiety and made it relatable."-- "Compass Book Ratings"
"A tale just right for dog lovers. Gus is a Great Pyrennes, bred to protect, but has always longed for his own person. Hoyle quietly unleashes a barking good tale. It's charm is due to Gus and a real love of dogs. Allows each person involved dignity and respect. Peaceful conflict resolution is showcased throughout in thoughtful non-didactic ways."-- "School Library Journal"