Willa's Poppy

Willa's Poppy

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by Chester Aaron
     
 

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Willa's fondest dream is to own a bloodhound, and she wants it badly enough she's even willing to get A's in school to get it. When Poppy enters her world on Willa's twelfth birthday, it seems as if she's died and gone to heaven. True to her word, she works hard to train Poppy as a tracker, and Poppy proves to have a very special knack, even for a bloodhound.

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Willa's fondest dream is to own a bloodhound, and she wants it badly enough she's even willing to get A's in school to get it. When Poppy enters her world on Willa's twelfth birthday, it seems as if she's died and gone to heaven. True to her word, she works hard to train Poppy as a tracker, and Poppy proves to have a very special knack, even for a bloodhound.

Then danger intrudes into Willa's happiness. She and her baby brother are carjacked, and their lives hang by a thread. Will Poppy's talented nose-and Willa's courage-be enough to save them?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554102822
Publisher:
Zumaya Publications
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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Jennifer listened, then, full of sympathy as well as authority, said, "Did you call the police?"

She waited. Gail Frascati's voice grew more strident.

"Gail, call the police. Now. I'll get dressed. I'll be ... wait, I have an idea. Willa's home. We'll be right over. She'll bring Poppy. We'll all be there in ten minutes. Maybe fifteen. In the meantime, call the police. Call now. Goodbye, Gail."

Willa waited.

"Gail's niece and nephew," her mother said, "from Sacramento. They've been visiting. Yesterday, they went out camping. All night. This morning the nephew came back alone. His sister is lost. She got up sometime during the night, probably to go to the bathroom, and she didn't come back."

"My God," Matthew said. "She's been out there in this rain and cold all this time?"

"There's something else."

Willa and Matthew waited.

"She's ... well, she's developmentally disabled. Very."

"I'll get Poppy," Willa said.

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