Can I Keep Him?

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Puffin Pied Piper, 1976 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
24 Reviews
A successful souffle of a fantasy about a small boy in search of companionship. Refused dog or cat, deer or tiger, bear or dinosaur, he finally settles realistically for a two-legged pet: a new boy next door.

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The ending is adorable and very well written. - Goodreads
The illustrations make this book great and exciting! - Goodreads
So the pat ending strikes me as endearing, not trite. - Goodreads
Artwork is charming and story is all too possible. - Goodreads
The plot was very light and funny. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Hapzydeco - Goodreads

Out of print. But surely in your library. When your child comes to you begging for a pet, this will make a great read. Read full review

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User Review  - Peg Cornell - Goodreads

Is there a children's author that is more entertaining for kids and adults that Steven Kellogg? I love all his books and collaborations, but this one is my favorite! Read full review

About the author (1976)

Stephen Kellogg was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on October 26, 1941. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design and majored in illustration. While in college, he won a fellowship to spend his senior year studying and working in Florence, Italy. Kellogg has illustrated over one hundred titles and written some of his own. Titles he has written include the Island of the Skog, which won the Michigan State Young Readers Award, and was included on Booklist's Books for Every Child and the CBC Books for Peace list, A Rose for Pinkerton!, Pinkerton, Behave!, and Tallyho, Pinkerton!

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