Can I Keep Him?

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Puffin Pied Piper, 1976 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A successful souffle of a fantasy about a small boy in search of companionship. Refused dog or cat, deer or tiger, bear or dinosaur, he finally settles realistically for a two-legged pet: a new boy next door.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Poor Arnold. I'm glad there's a solution to his loneliness next door. But I tell you what, when mine were little & expressed boredom or loneliness, first we did chores *together* and then we played or read *together.* Read full review

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User Review  - beckyhill - LibraryThing

A little boy begs his mom to let him keep different stray animals he finds or imagines, but she keeps turning him down, until he brings home a neighbor boy. The little boy seems like the typical child ... Read full review

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About the author (1976)

Stephen Kellogg was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on October 26, 1941. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design and majored in illustration. While in college, he won a fellowship to spend his senior year studying and working in Florence, Italy. Kellogg has illustrated over one hundred titles and written some of his own. Titles he has written include the Island of the Skog, which won the Michigan State Young Readers Award, and was included on Booklist's Books for Every Child and the CBC Books for Peace list, A Rose for Pinkerton!, Pinkerton, Behave!, and Tallyho, Pinkerton!

Speidel has won awards from both the San Francisco and New York society of illustrators.

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