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From the award-winning author of Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, a timely middle-grade story about the devastation of wildfires and the resilience of the human spirit NOW AVAILBABLE IN PAPERBACKHe's a rescue, a mutt. Maybe there's a little golden retriever in him, although he's not exactly pretty. He's had a run-in with coyotes and he's missing an eye. But Mike is eleven-year-old Cara Donovan's dog, and they love each other absolutely. Usually her pet follows Cara everywhere, but on the day the family first smells smoke in the air, Mike becomes anxious. Pine Grove is in the path of a wildfire, and the family is ordered to evacuate. In the ensuing chaos, Mike runs off. And then the unthinkable happens; there is no time to search for Mike. They are forced to leave him behind.Shocked and devastated, Cara watches helplessly as the family drives through a nightmare, with burning debris falling from the sky and wild animals fleeing for their lives. Once in the city far from the burn zone, the Donovans are housed with a volunteer host family. Jewel, the hosts' daughter, is nice, but Cara can only think about what she may have lost. What will happen if nothing is left? But as she reflects on what "home" means to her, Cara knows only one thing. She is not going to lose Mike. She will do what it takes to find him, even if it means going back to Pine Grove on her own.With her signature style combining simplicity and lyricism, the author of Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles and Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess tells an uplifting story of love and loss. And she shows how one girl’s stressful journey eventually leads her to an unexpected place, and a new definition of home.
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Shari Green spent most of her childhood reading stacks of library books, and things haven’t really changed since then. When she’s not reading stories, writing stories, or daydreaming about stories, Shari can often be found wandering on the beach or along the forest trails near her home. She lives in Campbell River, British Columbia, with her husband, kids, and a sweet old Brittany spaniel named Mac. Shari is the author of the middle-grade novels Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles and Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, which was a 2018 USBBY Outstanding International Book and a 2017 Junior Library Guild selection, won the 2018 ALA Schneider Family Middle School Book Award, and has been nominated for the 2018 Forest of Reading Silver Birch Fiction Award and the 2017 Cybils Award.