Protecting Marie, Volume 465

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Harper Collins, May 31, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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"Fanny sensed that from the moment she was born she was meant to have a dog. It was as though some unique and independent organ deep inside her, like a tiny heart, couldn't thrive properly without one."

With humor and compassion Kevin Henkes tells Fanny's story. But this is not just a dog story. This is a story about a girl and tier father. This is a story about growing up. This is a story about wanting and getting and realizing that nothing is simple or easy.


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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Beautiful. I imagine some children might be frustrated that there's not more about the dogs in this, but I think there's enough. Don't be worried that the family is dysfunctional - they're just not ... Read full review

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User Review  - fuzzi - LibraryThing

This is the story of a young teenager, who gets mad at her father, and worries about many things. It was an okay read, just not engaging for me. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages—among them are Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive's Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

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