Ginger (Dog Diaries Series #1)

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For anyone who has ever wanted a puppy, the DOG DIARIES series tells a dog's story in a new way—from a dog's point of view! Focusing on a different breed for each book, starting with a Golden Retriever and a German Shepherd, these stories are based on true dog stories or on true-to-life situations. With realistic black-and-white illustrations by renowned illustrator Tim Jessel and an factual appendix, dog-loving early chapter book readers will beg for more!

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Overview

For anyone who has ever wanted a puppy, the DOG DIARIES series tells a dog's story in a new way—from a dog's point of view! Focusing on a different breed for each book, starting with a Golden Retriever and a German Shepherd, these stories are based on true dog stories or on true-to-life situations. With realistic black-and-white illustrations by renowned illustrator Tim Jessel and an factual appendix, dog-loving early chapter book readers will beg for more!

Born in a puppy mill, Ginger the golden retriever looks back on her life and the various people who have "owned" her. Abruptly separated from her mother, littermates, and the wire cage that was her whole world, Ginger is shuttled from one harrowing situation to another until she finally escapes, living as an outlaw with a pack of wild dogs. But freedom doesn't feel so good once she becomes hungry and cold and sick. Will Ginger ever find a furever family to call her own?

Appendix features information about puppy mills, breed rescue groups, animal shelters, choosing a pet, and the history of golden retrievers.

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Editorial Reviews

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Ginger, a guileless and energetic golden retriever, shares her peripatetic story in this spirited and occasionally heavy-handed first book in the Dog Diaries series. Born in a puppy mill, Ginger is transported to a pet store and separated from her litter mates; a couple buys her as a Christmas gift for their toddler. After the tyke bangs Ginger’s tail with a toy hammer, the puppy gives the boy’s hand “just the tiniest nip, enough to let him know not to try that again.” It’s also enough to convince the boy’s parents to take Ginger to an animal shelter. Following an ill-fated adoption, Ginger escapes and lives with a pack of wild dogs until a kindly man who rescues dogs takes her in. The novel has heart as well as a mission: in addition to Ginger’s heart-tugging recounting of maltreatment and misunderstandings, Klimo (the Dragon Keepers series) includes none-too-subtle lectures from veterinarians and other dog-loving adults, and an appendix offers information about golden retrievers, puppy mills, animal shelters, and choosing a dog. Simultaneously available: Buddy. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 9–12. (Jan.)
Kirkus Reviews
Ginger, a golden retriever, is the product of a brutal puppy mill, inauspicious beginnings that don't improve much. Taken from her pathetically ill-treated mother, Ginger is brought to a pet shop where she's bought by a shallow couple as an inappropriate Christmas present for their 2-year-old son. Acting as puppies do, Ginger gets herself in enough trouble that she's turned over to an animal shelter. Then she's taken in by a kindly man who understands her needs but--inevitably--leaves her with an irresponsible pet sitter. Eventually, she ends up on the streets with a group of feral dogs. After getting passed to a pet rescuer, things finally begin to look up for Ginger, providing a final object lesson on what constitutes a good pet home. While Ginger's first-person narration is relatively believable, the plot seems driven by the need to inform young readers about the many pitfalls mistreated pets encounter, rather than by the desire to tell a good story. But including such a wide range of unfortunate situations diminishes the separate impact of each one, since there is only room to lightly sketch them in this brief chapter book. Attractive, realistic drawings in each chapter fully capture Ginger's placid nature. Assisted by Ginger's attractively gentle voice, pet lovers may be willing to overlook the sometimes heavy-handed narrative. (history of golden retriever breed, information on puppy mills, rescue groups, animal shelters, and how to choose a dog.) (Fiction. 8-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307978998
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Series: Dog Diaries Series , #1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 166,211
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

KATE KLIMO is the author of many books for young readers, including 12 titles in the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library series.

TIM JESSELL is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous children's books. He is the illustrator of the bestselling Secrets of Droon series, and his latest Random House picture book—Falcon—will be published in March 2012.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Love it!

    Love it totally recomend it for dog lovers of all ages!!!! Cant wait to read book 2 and 3!!!!! :D

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Loved it

    Great book for animal lovers. Even though it was 66 pages long i do not care at all and i think it was rude of people to say the it was not good because of how long it was they should have kept it to themselves! I thought that it was an amazing book. I cannot wait to read book number 2 next. Even though it is so hard to wait for a book that u know will be absolutly incredcredible it will always pay off (even if u have to wait one whole stinkin year to order than receive it)trust me i could read 24/7 if i had enough books and enough time:) i hope u plan to write more books on dogs or on any other animal (possibly a horse cause it is my favorite animal)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Greatest dog duiaries book!

    Its the greatest in the series, but i wont tell you why because that would spoil the story;) happy reading!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    This book

    This book was or i should say is a good book i love it

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Great book ;-)

    Loved the book

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Pretty good

    I love dogs but i have no money to buy this.is it free?.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2014

    1star rate?

    I have never read this book.Have you read the book, Barry?( Have you seen the movie Frozen yet? It's asome!(LOVE IT!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Ginger

    Throws knives

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Quillkit

    The small tom looked around the nursery, in search of something to quench his boredom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    ScythenClaw

    The Tom nodded...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Woooooooooow

    Got sample- awsome book!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Dawpaw

    May i join

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Windystar

    Please post a bio next result then please. She pushes a ball of moss towards Quailkit.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Dog lover1358

    I love this book plus i love dogs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Moondancer

    "Hey...any body gona let me in your pack..." I said pawing a firefly. I let out a loud meow. A wollf barked. Another one growled. "O no!"




    Moondancer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Lilypelt

    Streched grooming herself..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Morningstar to all

    We have moved to pet hotel series res one! When you get there, please post an ad. Thanks! Morningstar<>

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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