Finding Danny [NOOK Book]

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Twelve-year-old Bree Davies is devastated when her beloved Border Collie, Danny, goes missing after her mom leaves the gate open to their Santa Monica home. In her search to find Danny, Bree is thrust into the world of animals in need. With the help and guidance of animal rescuer Rayleen, Bree's heart is opened to the plight of the dogs in the downtown Vox Street shelter. Before long, her emptiness about her own loss shifts into action – and her quest to find Danny and her ...

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Overview

Twelve-year-old Bree Davies is devastated when her beloved Border Collie, Danny, goes missing after her mom leaves the gate open to their Santa Monica home. In her search to find Danny, Bree is thrust into the world of animals in need. With the help and guidance of animal rescuer Rayleen, Bree's heart is opened to the plight of the dogs in the downtown Vox Street shelter. Before long, her emptiness about her own loss shifts into action – and her quest to find Danny and her newfound mission to save the shelter dogs soon become one.

Longtime animal rescuer Linzi Glass has crafted a singular story of finding oneself in the search for finding another, a compelling emotional journey as well as a call-to-action for animal-lovers everywhere.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Maggie Chase
Bree Davies is a twelve year old who begrudges the tremendous amount of time her parents spend away from home. With her mom's job as a television reporter and her dad's job as a journalist, they never seem to have any time left for her. What is her greatest consolation and comfort? It is a dog named Danny, who is everything to Bree. So, when Bree's mom accidentally leaves the gate open and Danny gets out, it is a perfect set-up for Bree to hold an ENORMOUS grudge against her mother. While out searching for Danny, she instinctively prevents another dog from getting hit by a car, resulting in a friendship with a woman named Rayleen. Rayleen is a sweet, soulful woman whose mission in life is saving dogs. She recognizes this kindred spirit in Bree and encourages her to help at the animal shelter, which Bree takes to readily. With this new volunteer job, Bree now has three passions: a boy named Ashton, finding homes for abandoned dogs, and complaining about her parents, especially her mom. Bree just wants her dog, her parents back, and her life to return to normal. Pre- and early-teen females who have loved and lost a favored pet will relate to Bree's quest; while they may not be able to relate to her privileged life, they can at least understand her enormous sense of loss on so many levels. Reviewer: Maggie Chase
Kirkus Reviews
Only child Bree, 12 years old, feels all but abandoned by her career-driven parents: Her father is a writer who travels a great deal, and her mother is a broadcast journalist hoping to move up to an anchor position. When her mom loses their Border collie, Danny, it seems like the final blow, proof of her mother's narcissism and lack of interest. While searching for the lost dog, Bree is befriended by quirky, drawling Southerner Rayleen, an animal rescuer who introduces the girl to animal shelters and the plight of "red-lined" pets, due for imminent euthanasia. Thinking of Danny, Bree finds a way to make a big difference. The heartbreaking plight of lost and abandoned animals is real; unfortunately, the characters and dialogue in this superficial effort are flat and predictable, significantly diminishing the impact. An additional subplot follows both Bree's budding romance with a classmate, Ashton, who shares parent problems, and her friendship issues with two girlfriends, but even the inclusion of these typical tween issues fails to elevate the novel beyond average. (Fiction. 9-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062001481
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 581,055
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 336 KB

Meet the Author

Linzi Glass is the author of two critically acclaimed novels for young adult readers, The Year the Gypsies Came and Ruby Red. When not writing books, she spends her time as a writing instructor and animal rescuer. Ms. Glass lives in Santa Monica, California, with her many rescue dogs and has a college-age daughter, Jordan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    So cute

    It was the most adorable book i have ever read!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Best book ever worth the price

    Sad but the ending is great and so is the entire book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    I loved this book!

    This book is one of the best books I've ever read! It teaches young readers about community service. I highly recemend it to girls who love dogs.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    Important book for children

    What a wonderful way to introduce children to animal rescue. Bree's heartbreaking and ultimately triumphant foray into the world of rescue is real and compelling. This is a book that parents will also want to read -- not only to discuss with their children, but because it's absorbing for all ages.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Best

    Best book made

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Loved WARNING:THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS

    Have it in paperback...read it in two days ....finished it yesterday......i couldnt keep my eyes off of it.......finding danny is full of suspense and twelve year old bree davies love for her dog danny..... it made me happy when they found danny except for the fact that he got hit by a car....it made me happy that he lived though MISTY

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Do you love dogs? You should read this book. This book would tel

    Do you love dogs? You should read this book. This book would tell you that don’t just worry about your problems but worry about other people as well.
       Bree Davies was a young girl who loved her dog. But one day her mom had accidently left the gate opened and the dog slipped out. The dog was Danny. This story is a journey that Bree takes to find her dog. On the way she meets some friends and helps more dogs.
       I absolutely loved this book. I like dogs so that is one reason why. But also I loved that Bree worked hard to help other dogs as well as her dog.
       I think anyone could read this. But if you love dogs you should definitely read this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Famous by anonymous

    This is the best book ever. I think that you should read this book if you haven't already read it. If i was to give this book a review i would have gave it five stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    Amazing Book

    Best book ever!!! If you love dogs, thej this is the best book out thete for you!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Imissmybordercolliemissyloveyababygirl

    First lame name second i love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Love

    Love this book! Great for dog lovers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Cute book

    I love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Awesome

    I luv puppies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Greatest book ever

    It's a wonderful book thoughtful.It made me cry but it was also very happy.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    Heart-Warming and inspiring book

    This book insipres peaople to go out and do everything in your power to help people,elderly, and animals.Ilove my dog and it makes me even happier to have him and to be able to cuddle with him.While other people dont have something to feel safe with and to hold onto when scared.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2011

    Great book

    Could have been more detailed

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Really good book

    Finding Danny is a very good book about a girl named Bree who looses her dog named Danny and while trying to find him, she makes a differenc at her local shelter. I would recommend this book to any aanimal loverr out there. So this book is now one of my favofites

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2011

    Great book to read!!!

    If you want a good book with a touch of emotion and funny, then this book is perfect for you. I would definitely read any other books by this author when I find one. This story did move me. This book is for someone who really wants an easy read and a book that they can just sit down and read.

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

    luv it!!!!! bad price!!!!!

    once i read like 10 pages and i had to stop, i wanted to know wat wuz gonna happen next. but the price i goton the school book orders wuz $2.99 but the price on ebook wuz$9.99! tht is so stupid. but over all the book wuz awesome!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Linzi Glass has done it again!

    An enlightening look into the world of animal rescue and shelters,
    this is the perfect book for any parent hoping to teach their child
    the importance of giving back. Lyrical, engaging and inspirational,
    "Finding Danny" is a must read for any age!

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