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The Stray Dog: From a True Story by Reiko Sassa

Age 4-8
Grade PK-3

Marc Simont

The Stray Dog: From a True Story by Reiko Sassa

Hardcover (HarperCollins Jan. 9, 2001) , First Edition edition

“This picture book has all the earmarks of a classic. Simont gets it all right.” —The Horn Book (starred review)

Caldecott Medalist Marc Simont's heartwarming tale of a stray dog is told with tender simplicity and grace.

When a little dog appears at a family picnic, the girl and boy play with him all afternoon, and they name him Willy. At day's end they say good-bye. But the dog has won their hearts and stays on their minds.

The following Saturday the family returns to the picnic grounds to look for Willy, but they are not alone—the dog catcher is looking for him, too!

Awards for this book include: Caldecott Honor Book * New York Times Best Illustrated Book * ALA Notable Children's Book * Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book * Editors’ Pick * School Library Journal Best Book * New York Public Library’s “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”

Caldecott Honor Book
0060289333 / 9780060289331
10.4 oz.
8.5 x 0.3 in.

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