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Children's Fiction Dogs


by (author) Marcia Thornton Jones

Scholastic Inc
Initial publish date
Oct 2007
Dogs, Friendship
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7


Riley is awful at sports. He wants to quit the baseball team, but his dad won't let him give up. So when one badswing brings a three-legged dog into his life, Riley feelslike he's been thrown a curveball. How can he take careof a dog and make his dad proud?Champ is a former champion show dog. But when theaccident that leaves him with Riley also leaves him withjust three legs, this dog has to learn some new tricks. CanChamp show Riley that winning doesn't always meancoming in first?Together, Riley and Champ make a great team. But not everyone thinks so. Unless Riley comes up with a plan,he and Champ could be separated?forever. This timequitting is not an option.

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MARCIA THORNTON JONES is the author/co-author of more than 120 books for children, including the bestselling The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series. She currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky, withher husband, Steve.

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