Mush, a Dog From Space

Mush, a Dog From Space

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by Daniel Pinkwater, Jill Pinkwater
     
 

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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

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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 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....

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689848001
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Series:
Ready-for-Chapters Series
Edition description:
1 ALADDIN
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
762,621
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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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Mush, a Dog From Space 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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