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Stray DogThe Stray Dog
From a true story by Reiko Sassa

Author: Retold by Marc Simont
Illustrator: Marc Simont
Publisher: Harper Collins
Date: 2002
Awards: ALA Notable Children's Book, Caldecott Honor book (2002), Boston Glube-Horn Book Award Honor Book
Ages: 4-8
Topics: dogs, picnics, family, stray dogs
Summary: This heartwarming book tells the story of a picnicking family charmed by a stray dog. When their picnic ends, they say good-bye to the dog and go home. But they cannot forget him. A week later, they return for the dog --only to find that the dogcatcher is looking for him too.

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