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by (author) Carmelita McGrath

illustrated by Nancy Keating

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
May 2001
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2001
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4


The-Dog-Next-Year is the story of a classic mismatch. Six-year-old Lissa has almost everything a girl could want, except the puppy who runs through her dreams at night and answers to a secret name.

About the authors

Wendy McGrath’s poetry has been published in CV2, Prism international, NeWest Review, Tessera, Room of One’s Own, Orbis, and Grain. Her verse has been broadcast on CBC Radio and her work has appeared in several anthologies. Previously she published Go Van Gogh, a chapbook of her poetry. In 1998 she received the James Patrick Folinsbee Prize from the University of Alberta’s Department of English. She lives in Edmonton, AB. Common Place Ecstasies (Beach Holme, 2000) is her first book of collected poetry.

Carmelita McGrath's profile page

Nancy has been a graphic artist for over twenty years, and has produced covers and illustrations for several Newfoundland books for adults and children. She is the mother of one boy and two girls, a sookie dog, and an opinionated budgie. 


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