A Dog's Porpoise

A Dog's Porpoise

by MC Ross


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When a bad storm throws Bangor, a harbor porpoise, off course, he finds himself all alone in the harbor of Ogunquit, Maine. And he's not the only one who's lost in these wayward waters: Lars, a rowdy pup, is knocked overboard a nearby boat. With the help of a girl named Natalie, Bangor rescues Lars, and they become fast friends.

But not everyone in the small town approves of this unlikely friendship. Some find Lars a nuisance to the community, and it isn't safe for Bangor to remain in the harbor. It's up to Natalie to convince the town to locate Bangor's pod and return him safely home -- even if it means saying goodbye to her new friend.

Full of humor and heart, A Dog's Porpoise asks readers to consider what it means to be a good friend, especially during tough times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338263978
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 166,901
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

M. C. Ross is an author and playwright living in New York City.

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A Dog's Porpoise 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
A Dog’s Porpoise is about a harbor porpoise named Bangor who gets separated from his pod during a horrific storm. He’s all alone, until he meets Lars, a stray dog, currently in care of Natalie Prater and her father. Lars had just fallen off of the Prater’s fishing boat. Bangor swims beneath Lars and gives him a ride safely back to shore. Bangor and Lars become the most unlikely of friends. Bangor decides to stay in Ogunquit, but some people don’t approve of the porpoise. The town’s main industry is fishing, and Bangor could get caught in fishing nets or scare away fish. They soon find out is it not safe for Bangor to stay. Will Natalie save Bangor before it is too late? My favorite part of the book is when a toddler named Sammy Reardon runs into the middle of a wedding rehearsal yelling “He’s back! He’s back!” The whole town rushes to the shore to see Bangor and his pod playing near the docks. My favorite character was Natalie because she was determined, kind, and loved animals. I give this book five stars because it was a well-written story of two animals becoming friends and was told through different points of view throughout the book. I recommend this book for ages 6+ or anyone who loves animals. Reviewed by Bianca M., Age 9, Denver Mensa