Mush, a Dog From Space

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LASSIE, GO HOME -- MUSH IS HERE!

Now that Kelly Mangiaro's family has moved out of their apartment into a house, she figures her parents will finally let her get a dog. Instead, her mother gets a job, and Kelly gets a baby-sitter.

Then Kelly comes upon Mush, a mushamute -- a breed not recognized by the Westminster Kennel Club, or by anyone else for that matter, possibly because mushamutes come from the planet Growf-Woof-Woof, in the solar ...

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Overview

LASSIE, GO HOME -- MUSH IS HERE!

Now that Kelly Mangiaro's family has moved out of their apartment into a house, she figures her parents will finally let her get a dog. Instead, her mother gets a job, and Kelly gets a baby-sitter.

Then Kelly comes upon Mush, a mushamute -- a breed not recognized by the Westminster Kennel Club, or by anyone else for that matter, possibly because mushamutes come from the planet Growf-Woof-Woof, in the solar system of Arfturus. Mushamutes can talk, tell time, cook up a storm, and even clean up the kitchen afterwards. Who needs a baby-sitter when there's a mushamute around? Now if only Kelly can persuade her parents to let her keep Mush....

Kelly, who has wanted a pet dog for a long time, runs into a highly-educated, mushamute dog from the planet Growf-Woof-Woof.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Samita Arora
Kelly wants a dog, but her parents won't let her have one because they think a dog is too much trouble and work. One day Kelly runs into a dog named Mush who talks, cooks, and cleans. Kelly shows her parents all the tricks Mush can do as a dog, without telling them Mush really talks. Finally, her parents are convinced of Mush's value and Kelly gets to keep her new pet. An out of this world romp with 1-2 page chapters which is great for introducing children to chapter books.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-A delightful, easy chapter book that is refreshing in its gentle resolution of loneliness through absurdity. One day on a walk in the woods, Kelly, who has just moved into a brand-new development, meets Mush, an articulate, telepathic, tidy dog. Mush turns out to be quite the gourmet cook, too, and becomes Kelly's friend as well as an acceptable guardian for her in her parents' eyes. Pinkwater postpones the answer to Kelly's oft-asked question about Mush's interstellar origins for a potential sequel, although readers can readily supply their own explanations...and probably won't hesitate to write the author with suggestions. The conversation is a tad formal at times-well-educated dogs speak in complete sentences-and Pinkwater's deadpan humor is charming (at one point Mush tries to act like a dog and says ``woof,'' forgetting to actually bark). The pen-and-ink and marker illustrations-one or two per chapter-colorfully complement the text.-John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-At home during the day with a baby-sitter who reads the newspaper and ignores her except to make frozen chicken meals, young Kelly takes to walking in the woods. One day, she feels something watching her. It looks like a dog but it is actually a highly educated alien. Since her parents are unwilling to let her have a pet, the girl hides Mush from them; when the baby-sitter unexpectedly quits, she uses the opportunity to tell them that it would be cheaper to have a dog than a sitter. Eventually Kelly's parents discover Mush; by then the alien has taught the child to cook a gourmet meal and the deal is clinched. Full- and half-page black-and-white cartoon illustrations accompany the story. The longing for a pet is a familiar theme in children's books and while this one adds a twist, it's still fairly predictable. Nonetheless, this humorous title is likely to appeal to children moving on to chapter books.-Wendy S. Carroll, Grant Elementary School, Ridgefield Park, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689848001
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Series: Ready-for-Chapters Series
  • Edition description: 1 ALADDIN
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 551,355
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Pinkwater is the author of several bestselling children's
books as well as a popular commentator on National Public Radio. He writes
regular reviews on Contentville.com. Daniel lives in Hyde Park, New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2000

    ENDEARING

    I heard PInkwater read this over the radio, and I instantly knew this book had to be in my niece's collection. It's funny for adults and kids, and has a very understated suprise ending

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