Dog Fridayby Hilary McKay, Greg Shed
Cheerful mayhem carries the day in this new middle-grade novel from the author of "The Exiles". Ten-year-old Robin Brogan's life takes a turn for the interesting when a new family with five children moves next door. And when Robin, who's terrified of dogs, finds a starving, abandoned dog on the beach, it's his new neighbors who help him overcome his fears to save an animal that desperately needs him. 144 pp. Ages 8-12. Pub: 12/97.
Meet the Author
Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of Binny in Secret (which received three starred reviews), Binny for Short (which received four starred reviews), and six novels about the Casson family: Caddy’s World (which received three starred reviews), Saffy’s Angel (winner of the Whitbread Award, an ALA Notable Book, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and a School Library Journal Best Book), Indigo’s Star (an ALA Notable Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book), Permanent Rose, Caddy Ever After, and Forever Rose. She is also the author of Wishing for Tomorrow, the sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess. Hilary lives with her family in Derbyshire, England. Visit her at HilaryMcKay.co.uk.
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My 11 year old daughter Isabelle runs as soon as you even suggest she read a book...but this is one she discovered on her own and absolutely LOVES! Shes read it over and over. Ive had the library tell me she needs to stop taking it out because no one else gets a chance to borrow it. Ive returned it today to them and bought her her very own copy. I KNOW its one she'll read again and cherish as a favorite book always.
This book is a fun filled heart-warming and entertaining book that you will remember forever. Ever sense Robin was attacked by a dog, he has gained an overwhelming fear of dogs. Robin gains new friends and gets into a little mischief throughout the book. I was able to relate to Robin because I want a dog too....so now I know how he feels about wanting a dog. I'd recommend this book to anybody who loves or wants or has a dog.
I am a 6th grade teacher and I shared this book with my students. They loved it! A beautiful tale of a boy and the love of a dog. My special needs students especially loved the story. One of the characters has many problems and is different from the other children. They could relate! I highly recommend this book!