Front Cover
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
75 Reviews
For use in schools and libraries only. When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Calabrom2 - LibraryThing

A great book about a boy and his love for a dog. Very suspenseful! This is a book I have in my classroom library that I often times recommend to students who have a love for dogs. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - fingerpost - LibraryThing

When Marty finds a young beagle who follows him home, he wants to keep him. But his fairly poor family can't afford to keep and feed a dog, and besides, the dog clearly belongs to someone else. That ... Read full review

All 10 reviews »

Other editions - View all

About the author (2000)

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor was born in Anderson, Indiana on January 4, 1933. She received a bachelor's degree from American University in 1963. Her first children's book, The Galloping Goat and Other Stories, was published in 1965. She has written more than 135 children and young adult books including Witch's Sister, The Witch Returns, The Bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel, A String of Chances, The Keeper, Walker's Crossing, Bernie Magruder and the Bats in the Belfry, Please Do Feed the Bears, and The Agony of Alice, which was the first book in the Alice series. She has received several awards including the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Night Cry and the Newberry Award for Shiloh.

Bibliographic information