Andrew Wants a Dog

Andrew Wants a Dog

by Steven Kroll, Molly Delaney
     
 

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"Andrew, almost eight, wants a dog more than anything . . . but his father won't let him have one. When the boy sees a costume in Mr. Magic's store, he decides that the next best thing to having a dog is being one. Once zipped into the costume, he makes a very convincing golden retriever. . . ".--School Library Journal. See more details below

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"Andrew, almost eight, wants a dog more than anything . . . but his father won't let him have one. When the boy sees a costume in Mr. Magic's store, he decides that the next best thing to having a dog is being one. Once zipped into the costume, he makes a very convincing golden retriever. . . ".--School Library Journal.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- Andrew, almost eight, wants a dog more than anything in the world, but his father won't let him have one. When the boy sees a costume in Mr. Magic's store, he decides that the next best thing to having a dog is being one. Once zipped into the costume, he makes a convincing golden retriever, but when he tires of a dog's life, Mr. Magic is less than cooperative. In the end, Andrew gets his desired pet. Kroll's characterizations are deft; Andrew is interesting and appealing, and minor figures are well drawn, too. Delaney's black-and-white line drawings complement the straightforward story nicely. However, the narrative's blend of fantasy and reality takes a sinister turn. The section in which formerly friendly Mr. Magic refuses to help An>- drew and insists that the boy stay for a party is confusing and mars an otherwise engaging book. --Donna L. Scanlon, Lancaster County Library, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781562825218
Publisher:
Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date:
08/13/1993
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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