Dog Friday

Dog Friday

Book - 1995
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Ten-year-old Robin Brogan is determined to keep the dog he finds abandoned on the beach from being impounded by the police.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1995, c1994
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780689803833
0689803834
Characteristics: 135 p. ; 22 cm

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Chapel_Hill_MarthaW May 25, 2016

I've been on a bit of a Hilary McKay binge of late, and while this wasn't quiiiiite as good as her Casson family series, this was still hilarious and full of memorable characters (as all her books are), and I will definitely be reading the other two books in the trilogy. This would be a great readaloud for a family, as it's entertaining for adults and kids alike.

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Cheryl65
Oct 25, 2015

The book opened slow, and I almost stopped reading it. Then a family with 4 active, independent kids moved in next door, and the book became a fun read.

I like that kids from 6 to 11 can see themselves in this story. The 3 boys aged 10-11 include one bully. The 6 and 11-yr-old girls very much hold their own. A boy (8) is smart and assertive -- and likely on the autism spectrum.
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Dog Friday is the 1st book of a trilogy.
I just finished the 2nd book, The Amber Cat, and loved hearing more about Robin's parents, and Sun Dance.
The first 7 chapters were warm but slow. The rest is suspenseful, poignant, amazing.

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