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Say Good-Bye (Vet Volunteers Series #5)
     

Say Good-Bye (Vet Volunteers Series #5)

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by Laurie Halse Anderson
 

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Yum-Yum is an adorable shih tzu and one of Zoe’s favorite clients. When Zoe and Yum-Yum visit a ward of cancer patients, she is amazed by how much joy the tiny dog can spread in an instant. But then Yum-Yum is diagnosed with cancer himself. How can Zoe help the little dog pull through?

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Yum-Yum is an adorable shih tzu and one of Zoe’s favorite clients. When Zoe and Yum-Yum visit a ward of cancer patients, she is amazed by how much joy the tiny dog can spread in an instant. But then Yum-Yum is diagnosed with cancer himself. How can Zoe help the little dog pull through?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101562895
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/12/2008
Series:
Vet Volunteers Series , #5
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,220,676
File size:
335 KB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Laurie Halse Anderson has received both the Margaret Edwards Award and the ALAN Award for her contributions to young adult literature. She has also been honored by the National Coalition Against Censorship in recognition of her fight to combat the censoring of literature. She is the author of the groundbreaking National Book Award finalist and Printz Honor Book Speak. She is also author of the critically acclaimed YA books Prom, Twitsted, Catalyst, Wintergirls, and The Impossible Knife of Memory. She has also authored a number of middle grade titles including The Vet Volunteers series, and the historical fiction Seeds of America Trilogy, which includes Forge, ALA Best Book for Young Adults Fever 1793, and the National Book Award finalist and Scott O’Dell Award-winner Chains. She and her husband live in northern New York State. Follow Laurie on Twitter @halseanderson and visit her at madwomanintheforest.com.

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Say Good-Bye (Vet Volunteers Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book Say Goodbye by Laurie Halse Anderson is about Yum-Yum, an adorable therapy dog with the smallest body. He comes in once a month for a check up, and he is Zoe's favorite client. When Zoe sees how happy Yum-Yum makes the children at the Cancer Ward, it makes her proud. Gran (Zoe's Grandma) gives Yum-Yum a check up the same day. Only to find out, Yum-Yum has a tumor. It then becomes hard for Zoe, the Vet Volunteers, and the Cancer Ward children to "Say Good-bye" to their favorite pup, Yum-Yum. Zoe is the main character in this story, as she is one of the Vet Volunteers and plays a major role in this story. When her mother leaves for an acting job, she is forced to stay with her Grandmother. She loves animals, so she decided to volunteer her time at her grandmother's Animal Clinic. She becomes attached to Yum- Yum, a regular client. Gran is the 2nd main character in the book. She is Zoe's Grandmother and owner of the Animal clinic. Zoe stays with her while her mom is acting. Yum-Yum is the 3rd main character. She is an A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E shih tzu puppy with the sweetest and smallest heart. Zoe says that she has Doggie Magic for making children so happy. I did a little research and found that this book mainly takes place in Berkley, California. It is most likely in present day times, since they have cars and advanced technology. I think the underlying meaning of this book is that you should never any regrets and that once someone is gone you should always keep them in your heart. Just like Zoe will never forget Yum-Yum. I loved this story because it was special and every time I put the book down I wanted so bad to open it back up. It was touching and heartwarming and I think most children can relate to this book. I can connect to this book in many ways. (1). I had a dog when I was smaller and she broke her ankle and died 2 days later.It relates because I also lost a dog I loved soo much. I also remember reading this story in a magazine about a famous actor (Jessica Simpson) who had lost her dog. A few days later she found him! But unfortunately she had been eaten by a wolf. Jessica had also stated she would never forget her. A related book is Dachshund in Danger by Ben M. Baglio. It is about losing a dog you love but them always staying with you-in your heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a dog named yum-yum,she goes to the hospitals to cheer up the kids with cancer .But then one day strange things happen her owner notices her bad breath and other things so they take her to the vet and discover that yum-yum herself has cancer if something happens to yum-yum who will cheer up the kids in the hospital?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good book although it is a little sad
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was very sad, but excellent!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love animals this is the perfect book for you. It's got it's really sad points to the story though. It may not be a really long book but I sure loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! this book was outstanding! I was very emotional when I read this. If anybody loves animals, they should totally read this book! It may not be to long, but it so greatly detailed! Read this book because it is so great!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Next res
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her name is pincess
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He dies :'(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Puppy!!!?!!?!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a dog lover! I thought that was a heart warming though sad story. I never wanted to put the book down cuz it got me hooked. Was yum yum going to die or not? I woud reccomend it to anyone cuz i don't think there's a person out there that wouldn't like to read this story. It made me want to cry when Yum Yum was put to sleep:' Now I'm hoping to buy the rest of the series