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Coop the Great

Rivers, Rails and Ruins

by (author) Larry Verstraete

Publisher
Great Plains Publications
Initial publish date
Nov 2018
Category
Dogs
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781773370095
    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
    List Price
    $11.95

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Description

Coop is an aging, cynical, down-and-out dachshund who faces the ultimate test when his new owner, Mike, and Mike's grandchildren, Zach and Emma, run into trouble. Mike rescued him, but does Coop have what it takes to do the same?

About the author

Writer and educator Larry Verstraete is the award-winning author of 13 books of non-fiction, many of which focus on scientific or historical themes. An active promoter of literacy, Larry is a frequent visitor to schools and libraries where he shares his enthusiasm for science, history, and writing with students, teachers and parents.

Larry Verstraete lives and writes in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

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Editorial Reviews

2020 MYRCA Sundog Nominee

"sensitively examines the impact domestic abuse has on all members of the family as well as the damaging psychological effects repeated failed adoptions have on rescue animals. Tears are likely to be shed reading this book due to the authors' deft hand in writing emotional scenes with cinematic sunrise quality. A quick and enjoyable read filled with endearing characters, moments of humour and heartfelt storytelling, Coop the Great is a wonderful middle-school novel for all readers. Perfect for both young readers who love animals, as well as a classroom or bedtime read-aloud focusing on important themes of empathy, heroism, and the power of a positive mindset, this is a novel worthy of purchase and priority placement on bookshelves." - Highly Recommended, CM Magazine

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