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Lost! A dog called Bear / by Wendy Orr ; illustrations by Susan Boase.

By: Orr, Wendy, 1953-.
Contributor(s): Boase, Susan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Orr, Wendy, Rainbow Street Shelter: 1.Publisher: New York : Henry Holt & Company, 2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 103 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9780805093810 (pbk.); 9780606237505 (hbk.).Subject(s): Divorce -- Juvenile fiction | Premiers' Reading Challenge : P-2 | Dogs -- Juvenile fiction | Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction | Lost and found possessions -- Juvenile fiction | AustralianDDC classification: [Fic] | A823.3 Summary: When Logan's dog runs away as he and his mother are moving to a new home after his parents separate, a girl named Hannah, who longs for a dog of her own, finds him.
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When Logan's dog runs away as he and his mother are moving to a new home after his parents separate, a girl named Hannah, who longs for a dog of her own, finds him.

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LOST! A DOG CALLED BEAR (Chapter 1) What Bear liked, almost more than anything else in the world, was riding in the back of the pickup truck. He liked racing from side to side to see everything going past, sniffing the wind as it flapped his jowls and ruffled his fur, and barking at dogs on the ground. The other thing Bear liked almost more than anything else in the world was bossing sheep and making them go where he wanted. But what he liked best of all, more than anything else in the world, was Logan--because Logan was his boy. What Logan liked, almost more than anything else in the world, was riding around the farm in the back of the pickup truck. He liked bouncing over the bumps, singing into the wind as it ruffled his hair, and watching Bear race from side to side. He liked the way his friends from town thought riding in the back with him was as cool as all the things he thought would be cool in town. The other thing Logan liked, almost more than anything else in the world, was walking around the farm with his dad and watching Bear herd the sheep wherever they were supposed to go. What he liked best of all, more than anything else in the world, was Bear--because Bear was his dog. But now Logan's mother and father had sold the farm. His dad and Bear were going to work on a big ranch in the mountains, and Logan and his mom were moving to the city. Logan felt like the turkey's wishbone being pulled apart after Thanksgiving dinner. What he wished was for everything to be the same way it always had been. "Your dad and I are still friends," said his mom. "We just can't live together anymore." "It doesn't change how I feel about you," said his dad. "I still love you as much as ever." "But what about Bear?" asked Logan. "How's he supposed to understand?" "He'll like it on the ranch," said his dad. "They've got a couple of working dogs already. Bear will get along fine with them." "He'll hate it!" shouted Logan. "He'll miss me--he needs to come with me!" His dad didn't tell him off for shouting. He pulled Logan close and hugged him. "Not as much as I'll miss you," he said. "But maybe you're right. Maybe Bear should go with you." "The yard in our new house is very small," said Logan's mom. "I'll walk him every day," said Logan. "Bear will be all right, as long as he is with me." What Hannah liked, almost more than anything else in the world, was going to the beach. She liked splashing through the waves with her friends and running on the sand, feeling the wind flip her pony-tail as if it was as happy as she was. But what Hannah liked more than anything was dogs--and what she wanted, more than absolutely anything else in the world, was a dog of her own. "Our yard's not big enough," said her mom. "I'd walk it every day," said Hannah. "Dogs stink!" said her dad. "I'd give it a bath," said Hannah. "You'll forget to feed it," said her mom. "I'd never forget," said Hannah. LOST! A DOG CALLED BEAR Copyright (c) 2011 by Wendy Orr Excerpted from Lost! A Dog Called Bear by Wendy Orr All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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Booklist Review

Logan is upset about his parents' divorce and unhappy about moving from their farm to the city. Worse, on the long drive to his new home, his dog is lost. In a parallel story, Hannah is disappointed when her parents won't let her keep the border collie that has stowed away in her Dad's pickup truck. Still, she gains their permission to volunteer at the animal shelter where they have taken him. The two story threads converge in the satisfying ending. An Australian writer, Orr has a way with words and dialogue that brings this story to life. The book is well designed for readers moving up to chapter books, with its short sentences, well-spaced lines of type, and attractive illustrations. Expressing emotions through subtle physical cues, Boase's shaded pencil drawings depict both people and dogs with grace and sensitivity. A promising start for the Rainbow Street Shelter series.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist

Horn Book Review

Logan's dog gets lost when Logan moves; Hannah wants a pet more than anything (Lost!). When old Mr. Larsen becomes ill, his quirky cat runs away; Josh, grieving the loss of his rabbit, claims he doesn't want another pet (Missing!). The coincidences that bring the stories together are contrived, but the appealing subjects and frequent sketches may attract young readers. [Review covers these Rainbow Street Shelter titles: Lost! and Missing!.] (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

With a limited vocabulary perfect for readers just edging into chapter books, the tale of Logan's efforts to locate his lost dog rings completely true.After Logan's parents separate, he and his mother and Border collie, Bear, head for a new home in the suburbs, but Bear gets lost. Shortly afterward, Hannah's father finds the missing pet in the back of his truck. Hannah is desperate for a pet, but her parents decide to leave the dog at the Rainbow Street Shelter (the name of this new series) to give him his best chance for return to his owners. There Hannah begins volunteering with the animals, recognizing their need for affection. Logan, miserable over leaving his family's farm and his parents' break-up, is devastated by the loss of his beloved dog. As his parents try to track down Bear and Hannah's parents recognize her growing level of responsibility, glimmers of hope appear for both children. While the very brief text, accompanied by frequent attractive black-and-white illustrations, doesn't give room for extensive character development, the essentials are effectively captured.The believable plot and inherent suspense will keep readers turning the pages of this fine addition to early chapter books, which will resonate with both pet lovers and children involved in divorces.(Fiction. 7-10)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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