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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I love Kevin Henkes' exploration of childhood and the different emotions and situations that children face. This book is about what happens when your parents disappoint you and how you find your place in your family and the world. Henkes has such a delicate touch with explaining childhood emotions. Read full review

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I really liked this Kevin Henkes book. I loved the protagonist who was a girl instead, and I love the complexities of the book. It used larger words but explained them and showed the perspective of a ... 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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