Pete and Fremont

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 180 pages
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Purebred and razzle-dazzle pink, Pete the poodle is the biggest star in the Circus Martinez. But when he muffs a couple of flaming-hoop jumps, he gets bumped from the headliner spot. Pete's just about ready to roll over and play dead when he comes nose to nose with the new attraction, a supersized grizzly bear named Fremont. Pete quickly teaches Fremont that though the big top is no place for a rookie, it's a breeding ground for loyalty.      This story is full of daredevil schemes, legendary letdowns, and stunning victories. But it's Pete and Fremont's friendship that ends up as the knock-'em-dead finale.

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User Review  - Sheila1957 - LibraryThing

Pete is a circus poodle. Fremont is a bear captured and given to the circus. Pete may be a headliner but he has been having problems. Fremont only wants to go back to the woods. I enjoyed this story ... Read full review

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User Review  - adge73 - LibraryThing

One I reviewed for SLJ -- nothing extraordinary, but a cute animal story. The cover's a bit of a grabber, too, although I wish that or the title gave more indication that this is set in a circus, since I think that would attract readers. Even so, I think it will circ. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

JENNY TRIPP comes to the field of children’s books from a diverse and illustrious career as a screenwriter. She has also written humor and travel pieces for various magazines. She lives in Essex, Connecticut.
JOHN MANDERS has illustrated more than a dozen award-winning books for children, including Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine by Kathryn Lasky. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

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