Sydney Porter: Dog Girl

Sydney Porter: Dog Girl

by L. G. Reed

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Overview

A retired bomb-sniffing dog named Fred teaches Sydney his philosophy of kindness, about the Star Path, and how to survive on the streets. Good thing, too, since she's been magically transformed into a small brown dog. Dad's PTSD has the whole family on edge.

Sydney tells her best friend Rachael that she wishes she were a dog so that her dad would talk to her like he does with Fred, the German Shepherd he brought back from Afghanistan. A magical bus driver grants her wish and sends her on a harrowing journey, narrated by a strong female lead character who is seeing life from the perspective of a four-legged mutt.

This touching, action adventure, humorous fantasy, Teen and YA family fiction, follows Syd's journey from kid to dog and back. Along the way she meets other stray retired war dogs and forges a canine family that helps her understand her human parents.

A "touching middle grade story ... compelling, with definite appeal to young readers."-- Publishers Weekly Booklife Prize
"This is an adorable Middle Grade Book, about love, kindness, dogs, PTSD, bullying and friendship. All thrown together with an element of magic and speculative fiction." ~ Anneke, Goodreads/Netgalley Reviewer
"I absolutely adored this book, Sydney is a sympathetic and believable narrator, trying to navigate the difficulties of adolescence and a broken home life." ~ Riley, Goodreads/Netgalley Reviewer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985007461
Publisher: Keyes Canyon Press
Publication date: 08/12/2019
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

L. G. Reed first published an award-winning short story in high school, then went on to aerospace engineering in the Los Angeles area where she published numerous non-fiction magazine articles. Her first indie novel, “The Maiden Voyage of the Maryann” won the Cygnus Awards 1st Place - Women's Fantasy/SciFi Category. She lives in California with her husband and their two dogs - Brownie and Latte. Brownie was the inspiration for Syd, the small, brown dog in Sydney Porter: Dog Girl.

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