Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays

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Albert Whitman and Company, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 136 pages
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A collection of true stories about the amazing lives of eight shelter dogs. Many of these dogs were unwanted because of their size, behavior, or medical condition. All of the dogs found owners who loved and cared for them.

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I actually bought this book for my granddaughter but thought I would read it. I enjoyed the stories and the simplicity of reading a young persons book. The content was interesting and well written. Read full review

SHELTER DOGS: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An amiable collection of short anecdotes about unwanted dogs who were dumped at animal shelters by their owners; Kehret (Small Steps, 1996, etc.) tells of eight strays who were subsequently adopted ... Read full review


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Peg Kehret (last name pronounced like carrot) is an American writer. Her writing primarily targets younger children between the ages of 8 and 14.Kehret was born on November 11, 1936 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Her family and she moved to Austin, Minnesota in 1944. In 1949, at the age of twelve, Kehret was diagnosed with polio and spent the next nine months of her life in hospitals such as sheltering arms. She made a full recovery, and in 1954 graduated from high school. She married Carl Kehret on July 2, 1955, and they moved to California and adopted two children, Anne and Bob. Her first children's book, Winning Monologs for Young Actors, was published in 1985. In 1986, Kehret won her first Children's Book Award. Kehret currently lives in Washington.

Greg Farrar is a published illustrator and a photographer of children's books. Published credits of Greg Farrar include Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays.

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