The Poet's Dog

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$14.99  $13.94
Katherine Tegen Books
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5.6 X 8.1 X 0.7 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Patricia MacLachlan (1938-2022) was the celebrated author of many timeless books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal. She was also the author of many beloved picture books, a number of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily.

"Though this contemplative fantasy explores grief, it is also about overcoming loss and is resolved in a way that will comfort sensitive readers. A strong purchase for larger fiction collections."--School Library Journal
"Dog-lovers and budding poets with a taste for quiet whimsy, or fans of MacLachlan's measured and lyrical writing, may want to check this out."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"An evocative gem, laced with the power to nurture every reader's inner poet."--Leslie Connor, author of Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
Praise for THE TRUTH OF ME: "Brief but emotionally intense...MacLachlan demonstrates her mastery of elegantly unfolding a tale and gently plucking at readers' heartstrings without taking a maudlin tone."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for KINDRED SOULS: "MacLachlan handles a familiar theme with grace, providing a lens into an uncanny intergenerational bond, as well as the kindness and generosity of love."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for WORD AFTER WORD AFTER WORD: "Showing great respect for her readers and her craft, Newbery Award winner Patricia MacLachlan makes every word count in Lucy's smooth-flowing, economic narrative."--Booklist (starred review)
★ "Magical. A quiet, elegant, poignant story suffused with humor, heart, and goodness."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
★ "A spare, moving tale. Using simple words that even youngest readers will understand and enjoy, MacLachlan tackles subjects such as death and mourning with understated grace."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
★ "Readers will find their own jewel in this gem of a book."--Booklist (starred review)
"A tender story of love and grief, The Poet's Dog perfectly illustrates how special friends can heal a broken heart."--Jo Knowles, author of See You At Harry's
"This enchanting tale of friendship--of the canine and poetic kind--will warm your heart like a firelit cabin on a snowy night. I loved it!"--Laura Resau, author of The Lightning Queen and Star in the Forest
"A master storyteller in gorgeous form. The Poet's Dog is a joy from page one."--Emily Jenkins, author of Toys Go Out and coauthor of Upside-Down Magic Emily Jenkins, author of Toys Go Out and coauthor of Upside-Down Magic
"Patricia MacLachlan's spare, direct words allows room for the reader to crawl inside the spaces between. The Poet's Dog is so satisfying and poignant."--Lynda Mullaly Hunt, New York Times Bestselling author of Fish in a Tree