The Dog Who Belonged to No One

The Dog Who Belonged to No One


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A timeless tale of friendship by New York Times bestselling author Amy Hest.

Once there was a small dog with

crooked ears. He belonged to no one.

And once there was a wisp of a girl

named Lia. . . .

The dog who belonged to no one spent

his days quite alone. . . . He longed for a friend.

No one takes notice of a small dog with crooked ears who doesn’t have a home. He explores the narrow streets and wide boulevards every day, while across town a little girl named Lia pedals on her bicycle alone, delivering breads and cakes. Both dream of finding a friend, until fate brings them together.

With lyrical text by New York Times bestselling author Amy Hest and tender watercolors by illustrator Amy Bates, The Dog Who Belonged to No One introduces readers to two timeless characters who will touch hearts as they discover how they belong to each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810994836
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 512,909
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: AD600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

About the Author

Amy Hest is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Kiss Good Night as well as When Jessie Came Across the Sea, for which she was the recipient of the Christopher Medal. She lives in New York City. Amy Bates is the illustrator of Hair for Mama, Pumpkin Cat, and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer early reader series. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Dog Who Belonged to No One 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Alana94 More than 1 year ago
This book is visually so beautiful. Amy paint the pictures of true love. I am touched every time I read this story and love to lose myself in the pages. Truely such a lovely book.
aconant05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet book about a lonely dog and lonely girl who finally find one another after both get caught in a storm. The watercolor illustrations take the reader to another time. I also enjoyed the descriptions used to refer to the two characters: ¿the dog who had crooked ears¿ and Lia who was ¿a wisp of a girl¿.
puppy_love73 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this is one of the sweetest stories I have ever read. The illustrations are so beautiful! I have 5 dogs of my own, all rescues, so I found the story heartwarming when they end up together. The pages of him alone and runnig in the storm broke my heart, he had such a sad look on his face. Wonderful book and I plan on reading it in storytime.
CChristophersen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like the nostalgic feel of the story seen through the illustrations. It starts out sad but you can tell where the story is leading. To a sweet ending. Can see repeat reading to any child who loves dogs.
stevekep32 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nice book about a girl who worked hard with her family and a dog with a deformity. Story about how they got stuck in the storm, but found each other. I wish the story talked more about after they met.
sunnyburke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the sweetest book! I have a special place in my heart for books or movies about animals, especially ones that are stray or who go through a hard time. This book ties together the life of a stray dog and the life of a lonely, little girl. Both characters are a little sad and feel a little empty inside but both are also eager to please and just want to do right in the world. Extraordinary circumstances bring the two together and finally they find what they have been missing all along...a true friend. The art and the story both compliment each other so well. At times, you just want to reach into the book and pick the little dog right out of the pages! I kept looking at the picture and thinking, who wouldn'[t want this little dog!
ffox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Okay, I'm sucker for stories about sad little animals. This story, and it's parallel stories of a lonely dog and a wisp of a girl was very well done (the symbiotic relationships between the two is well portrayed). I found the storytelling and the illustrations to be quite beautiful.
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NahvilleReader More than 1 year ago
It's a sweet story with nice illustrations. Story was a little too simplistic. It's just an ok book. Bought it to use in class, but probably won't.