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Children's Fiction Dogs

Sandwiches for Duke

by (author) Judy Ann Sadler

illustrated by Lorna Bennett

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Jul 2007
Dogs, Friendship
  • Paperback / softback

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

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
  • Reading age: 4 to 8


On the Notable List for the 2001 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice starred review

When the skinny collie limped into Josie's life two years ago, it was love at first sight. The vet had mended his injured paw, and Josie had mended his broken heart. She named him Duke and, when Mom wasn't looking, Josie always sneaked him his favorite food --sandwiches.

Josie and Duke go everywhere together. They are even together when a big storm hit, but in Josie's panic, she forgets about Duke. Now, because of her, Duke is trapped outside and in danger. Why didn't Duke run home with her? What terrible thing might happen? As violently as the wind, Josie's head swirls with questions, fear, and guilt until the moment she can leave the storm cellar to look for him.

A sweet story about love and friendship that reflects the bond between many children and their pets.

About the authors

D’aussi loin qu’elle se souvienne, JUDY ANN SADLER a toujours aimé lire, écrire et fabriquer des objets. Alors que ses enfants étaient encore tout petits, elle a décidé de combiner son amour des mots et sa passion du bricolage afin d’écrire des livres d’artisanat. Elle en a plus de 20 à son actif, en plus d’albums, de dizaines de chroniques d’artisanat et de nombreux articles de magazines. Judy Ann vit avec sa famille à London, en Ontario.


Ever since she could remember, JUDY ANN SADLER has loved to read, write, and make things. When her kids were little, she decided to combine her love of words and crafts by writing craft books. Along with over twenty craft books, Judy Ann has written picture books, dozens of craft columns, and numerous magazine features. Judy Ann lives with her family in London, Ontario.

Judy Ann Sadler's profile page

Lorna Bennett was born in Edmonton AB and took an early interest in the arts through music, dance and drawing. She attended Grant MacEwan Community College and the University of Alberta in Arts/Fine Arts. After working for many years as a designer/illustrator for the Alberta Forest Service and Environmental Protection, she left to pursue a career in the publishing industry doing children's picture books and novel covers. Many of Lorna's books have been nominated or shortlisted for major awards.

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Editorial Reviews

". . . a wonderful story that is brought to life with the vivid, realistic illustrations provided by Bennett . . . a perfect melding of the talents of the author and the illustrator.
Highly recommended."
Canadian Materials

"Any young child who has ever owned a pet could enjoy and relate to this heart-warming story."
Lorgnette, Heart of Texas Literature Center

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