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Does your dog know how to surf? Maybe, not, but young Pete's dog does. Pete has just moved to a new town where he knows no one. But, things are not all that bad: the nearby beaches are splendid for surfing, and from nowhere, a dog enters Pete's new life. The dog, which Pete names Blackie, is a stray black Labrador whose obsession with the sand and surf parallels Pete's own fondness for water and waves. Soon, Pete is out on the water, trying to teach Blackie to surf, an event that captures the imagination and intrigue of a whole host of new grade school friends. Pete and his parents wonder, though, if these new found friends only interested in him because he has a dog who is learning to surf. Obsessed with Blackie and the ever alluring waves, Pete starts failing in school. He is grounded at home, during the time that he and Blackie are training for a major surfing contest. And to make matters worse, Blackie's long lost owner shows up to claim the dog. Young readers will revel in the fun-loving and highly recognizable youngster, Pete, and enjoy the authentic surfing details and lingo in this fast-paced, high interest read. 2002, Dutton Children's Books, 103 pp., Kaplan
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Gr 3-6 Pete, a small 11-year-old, is an obsessive surfer who is feeling like a fish out of water. His family has recently moved from L.A. to the central coast of California, and both he and his mom are having trouble making new friends and getting into the swim of their new life until a talented black Lab paddles into their family. The surfer dog brings both of them so much enjoyment that Pete has to create a "Dog-ma Carta," splitting Blackie's time between him and his mom. When Grimsby, a cool, surfing lifeguard, begins coaching him, Pete believes that he has a chance to win major competitions. Unfortunately, his class work tanks, causing his parents to ground him. Since they are rarely home, he evades this punishment by sneaking out daily with Blackie to improve his skills. Of course, this trickery is discovered and life is at its blackest when Blackie's former owner, a famous surfer, reclaims him-for a time. The author has the current surfer language down in this laid-back story about a dog that ultimately won't be separated from a boy. -Marilyn Payne Phillips, University City Public Library, MO Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525468981
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2006

    SO GOOD!!!!!

    i so reccomend this book! It was fast-paced and sweet!!!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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