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Children's Fiction Dogs

Dog Walker

by (author) Karen Spafford-Fitz

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2006
Category
Dogs
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781551435336
    Publish Date
    Mar 2006
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551435220
    Publish Date
    Mar 2006
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554696055
    Publish Date
    Mar 2006
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781459802902
    Publish Date
    Jan 2010
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459833647
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $10.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

Turk needs cash, but he's allergic to his own sweat so getting a job is out of the question. Then he makes a discovery: Girls love dogs. Turk's friends will do anything to meet girls. Turk starts a dog walking business. His friends walk the dogs and Turk collects half the money. In an attempt to impress dog-loving Carly, Turk brags about his business in front of the school tough guy, Chuck. When Chuck learns the true nature of Turk's business and wants in on the action, Turk worries that he will lose his business and Carly's respect.

About the author

Karen Spafford-Fitz grew up in an old limestone farmhouse near Kingston, Ontario where her early training as a writer involved reading thousands of books. In fact, it was impossible to walk across her bedroom without stubbing a toe on Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Trixie Belden, and her father's old Lone Ranger books.

Eager to read more, Karen studied English Language and Literature at Queen's University. She followed that up with a degree in Education and went on to teach elementary and junior high students for eight years. Two daughters and a move across the country later, Karen began creating her own stories for children and teenagers. Dog Walker is her first middle-grade novel.

When Karen is not writing in her Edmonton studio, she is often running with her rambunctious German shepherd, who helps Karen train for her next half marathon. Karen also enjoys speaking to students about the inspiration for her stories, the creative process and the writing life.

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Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice

Editorial Reviews

"...easy to present to reluctant male readers..."

VOYA

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