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Children's Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

The Missing Dog Is Spotted

by (author) Jessica Scott Kerrin

Publisher
Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2015
Category
Mysteries & Detective Stories, General, Friendship
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554987269
    Publish Date
    Mar 2015
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554987276
    Publish Date
    Feb 2015
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554987283
    Publish Date
    Feb 2015
    List Price
    $9.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

Trevor Tower doesn’t worry about being short until he is assigned dog-walking duty with Loyola Louden, the tallest person in his class. But the dogs are a wonderful distraction, and even before Trevor and Loyola vow to solve the mystery of a missing spotted dog, they are becoming good friends.

In this standalone prequel to the acclaimed novel The Spotted Dog Last Seen—a New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing (2013)—Jessica Scott Kerrin gives readers another mystery to solve and a lost dog to find. But does the missing dog even exist?

About the author

Jessica Scott Kerrin is the author of The Things Owen Wrote, The Spotted Dog Last Seen (finalist for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the John Spray Mystery Award) and The Missing Dog Is Spotted. She is also the author of the picture book, The Better Tree Fort (illustrated by Qin Leng), and is known for the Lobster Chronicles series and the bestselling Martin Bridge series. Her novels have been translated into French, Turkish, Russian and Slovenian.

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Born and raised in Alberta, Jessica now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Editorial Reviews

With a measured pace that allows for character development, the story unfolds in a steady, satisfying way.

Booklist

Trevor is a sweet character, a little neurotic but ultimately good-natured, the introverted foil to many of the rambunctious boy characters that frequent middle-grade novels.

National Post

A poignant companion to the previous volume.

School Library Journal

Funny, absorbing and touching, The Missing Dog is Spotted resonates with the riches to be found in unexpected friendships and the importance of connection, however transient it may be.

National Reading Campaign

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