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Buddy [NOOK Book]

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A classic boy-and-dog tale in the tradition of Old Yeller

Tyrone "Li'l T" Roberts meets Buddy when his family's car accidentally hits the stray dog on their way to church. Buddy turns out to be the dog Li'l T's always wished for--until Hurricane Katrina comes to New Orleans and he must leave Buddy behind. After the storm, Li'l T and his father return home to find a community struggling to rebuild their lives--and Buddy gone. But Li'l T ...
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Buddy

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Overview

A classic boy-and-dog tale in the tradition of Old Yeller

Tyrone "Li'l T" Roberts meets Buddy when his family's car accidentally hits the stray dog on their way to church. Buddy turns out to be the dog Li'l T's always wished for--until Hurricane Katrina comes to New Orleans and he must leave Buddy behind. After the storm, Li'l T and his father return home to find a community struggling to rebuild their lives--and Buddy gone. But Li'l T refuses to give up his quest to find his best friend. From the author of the BBYA Top Ten selection The Great Wide Sea comes a powerful story of hope, courage, and knowing when to let go.
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Gr 5–8—Twelve-year-old Li'l T, who lives with his extended family in the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, has wanted a dog for as long as he can remember, so when his father accidentally hits a stray with his car, Li'l T adopts the injured animal and names him Buddy. The two become inseparable until hurricane warnings force the family to evacuate to Mississippi. Believing they will be gone for only two days, and as there is literally no room in the car for Buddy, they leave him with food and water on the second floor of their home. Hurricane Katrina wreaks its destruction, and when the family is finally allowed to return, the house is still standing, but Buddy is missing. The only clue to his fate is a water-stained, incomplete toll-free telephone number from his rescuers. Li'l T is devastated and fears he will never find Buddy. This is more than just a dog story as the novel has strong, well-developed adult characters in a wise and caring grandfather and a tough but loving father. Both men teach Li'l T about right and wrong, about being part of a family, and about responsibility. There is also a strong community bond with neighbors and church members who help one another through the hard times. The only dissident note is that Li'l T does well in school but uses bad grammar when he speaks. Readers will figure out the ending long before the conclusion, but that doesn't detract from this well-written story.Nancy P. Reeder, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia, SC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101591796
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/13/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 91,010
  • Age range: 9 years
  • File size: 982 KB

Meet the Author

M. H. Herlong is a teacher, writer, former lawyer, and parent of four sons, and the author of The Great Wide Sea, a YALSA 2010 Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. The author has lived for twenty-seven years in New Orleans, Louisiana, where levee breaks in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina caused massive flooding and destroyed much of the city.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Ayden

    Best book ever

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    In the book Buddy this boy named Tyrone Roberts also known as Li

    In the book Buddy this boy named Tyrone Roberts also known as Lil’T survives a horrible hurricane, Katrina. One Sunday morning him and his family were going to church when he heard a thump under the car. He got out to see that his dad had ran over a black dog. The boy tried to comfort the dog and tried to tell him that it was going to be ok. Tyrone picked up the dog and put him in the back of the car smack in the middle. Tyrone was worried about the dog, and wondered if he was going to survive. The next day they took him to the vet. The doctor checked him out and said that they were going to have to amputate the leg. Tyrone did not think he was going to survive this incident. Tyrone’s grandpa lived with him and he was probably going to make fun of the dog because he was a silly grandpa and he would just blurt out anything he thought of. Then one day Tyrone’s grandpa told Tyrone that they had the leave, because there was going to be a hurricane Katrina. Tyrone could not believe his eyes. That night when they were getting ready to leave Tyrone refused to leave he did not want to leave his dog there alone , but his dad did not let him, because there was not a lot of room in the car and they could not take one more thing with them. They lived in New Orleans and so they were going to go far away so they would not get caught up in the storm. After the big disaster they were terrified to hear that New Orleans was flooded up to the top of so people’s houses. READ on to find how Tyrone Roberts struggles to save his dog from the big disaster. I recommend this book for all the people out there who love dogs and likes inspiring stories.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Perfect

    I loved this book i could never put it down some parts are really touching i reccomend you should buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Everyone ages ten through thirtenn should read this book

    I loved! I told a friend to read it, but not anymore i told her all of it, and when i finished it i cried my self to sleep that night!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Great

    The boy did anything to get buddy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Great

    BEST book ever

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Awsome

    I bought this book in the barns and noble store. I let my friend read it and she thought that it was really goof. I recomend this book for people ages 8-23. A mix of really cool and sad

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Thanks

    Gee thanks for makeing me cry worse ending ever

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    Good

    Sounds like a good book

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Zoe

    Buddy is a amazing book im 12 years old and i cried like a baby

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Leaders Den

    At the far end of camp was a den made out of large flat rocks. The entrence was covered with lichen making it private and safe. Inside the floor was sandy and in the back corner was a mossy nest. Here the leader spends her time resting talking to warriors or planning ceremonies. -informing Rosestar

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2012

    I think this book BUDDY is terrific, but don't take my word for

    I think this book BUDDY is terrific, but don't take my word for it. Here's what the New York Times Book Review 9/16/12 had to say about it: "What makes 'Buddy' memorable is not just the tale of a boy's fierce love for his dog but its harrowing portrayal of one of this nation's most traumatic natural disasters. From start to finish, 'Buddy' is a testament to the human capacity to endure, to find hope in the sodden ruins of destroyed lives."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2014

    This is the story of a determined boy, a three-legged dog, a des

    This is the story of a determined boy, a three-legged dog, a destitute family, a miserable tragedy, and faith when all is hopeless.

    "Buddy" is a great dog tale, not for the faint of heart, but it is for people who love their dogs to death. You'll be taken on a journey, through the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, and the devastation it brought on America.

    I liked how the story brought out Li'l T's endurance in how he worked hard for what he wanted. And I liked that the author incorporated going to church into the story and having a family that stands works together.

    Note to parents: It does contain references to characters cussing, using drugs, and the father drinks beer often. These things are not described too much, but they simply exist in the story.

    Overall, it's a nice book, with big emotional drama to keep you reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Yellow eyes

    Snowwhite eyes?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Amanda

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Noah

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    LUV THIS

    Its so awesome but its so sad i want a dog so badly:(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    I I heard that it is a good and sad book

    I is about a dog and a hurracane and the owners leave him.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    AWESOME!!!!!

    I love barnes and nobles alot

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Devin

    Dat freaky.. O.o

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