Junkyard Dogby Monique Polak
Colin is fascinated with the aged guard dog at the corner store. He names it Smokey and sneaks the dog treats. Smokey belongs to a company that supplies working dogs to local businesses. Colin is thrilled to get a job working for Smokey's company, until he learns about the mistreatment of the animals. When Colin can't shake his suspicion that someone in the company is involved in a rash of thefts, he tries to quit. But Colin knows too much, and his boss won't let him go.
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One of the private-school boys grabs hold of his buddy's arm. "Let's get outta here," he says. "See the fangs on that monster? And the way his ears are sticking up?" I don't like him calling Smokey a monster. If Smokey's baring his fangs, it's because he's on the alert. I head for the cash. I feel like Smokey needs me. Like I understand him in a way no one else does.
I don't like him calling Smokey a monster. If Smokey's baring his fangs, it's because he's on the alert.
I head for the cash. I feel like Smokey needs me. Like I understand him in a way no one else does.
Meet the Author
Monique Polak has written many novels for young adults, including her historical novel, What World Is Left, which won the 2009 Québec Writers' Federation Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature. In addition to writing award-winning books for youth, Monique Polak teaches English and Humanities at Marianopolis College in Montréal, Québec, and also works as a freelance journalist. For more information, visit www.moniquepolak.com.
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