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Dog Walker

by Karen Spafford-Fitz

tagged: dogs, bullying, self-esteem & self-reliance
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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
published: Mar 2006
pages: 136
ISBN:9781551435220
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

Turk needs cash, but he's allergic to his own sweat so getting a job is out of the question. Then he makes a discovery: Girls love dogs. Turk's friends will do anything to meet girls. Turk starts a dog walking business. His friends walk the dogs and Turk collects half the money. In an attempt to impress dog-loving Carly, Turk brags about his business in front of the school tough guy, Chuck. When Chuck learns the true nature of Turk's business and wants in on the action, Turk worries that he will lose his business and Carly's respect.

About the Author

Karen Spafford-Fitz

KAREN SPAFFORD-FITZ is the author of five books for children and teens, including the Lorimer SideStreets novels Push Back and Saving Grad, both named Resource Links' Year's Best. An avid runner, Karen has coached elementary and junior-high students in cross-country running and in track and field. Recently, she participated in a marathon with a differently abled athlete in a pushcart. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 8
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
Editorial Reviews

"Easy to present to reluctant readers."

— VOYA

"A good choice for any reluctant reader...A fun and interesting story."

— Washington State Revew Group

"A quick read with believable characters. Recommended for reluctant readers."

— KLIATT

"A fun read...This book should appeal to both boys and girls. Recommended."

— Canadian Book Review Annual

"An amusing and clever book. Excellent."

— Resource Links

"While this fast-paced, dialogue-filled romp is a delight for all dog lovers, any reader will enjoy Turk's quick-thinking solution that has him racing to keep the girl and the dog."

— Blogcritics.org

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