A Dog's Life by Ann M. Martin

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“I can’t speak for all dogs.
Not all dogs are alike.
And most certainly, not all dogs
have the same experiences. . . .”

Squirrel is not like most dogs. Born a stray, she must make her own way in the world, facing busy highways, changing seasons, and humans both gentle and brutal. Her life story, in her own words, is marked by loss, but also by an inspiring instinct to survive. And when it seems she will roam the woods and country roads alone forever, Squirrel makes two friends who, in very different ways, define her fate.
At once heartrending and hopeful, Ann Martin’s exquisite story of a dog’s life is told with her trademark grace and insight.
 

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Published April 30, 2013 by Scholastic Paperbacks. 185 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Following the tradition of other realistic animal stories, this moving account of a stray dog’s life experiences is told from the canine perspective.

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Martin's latest, told from the viewpoint of the title character—a pooch named Squirrel—could well be a primer for potential dog owners: it's a cautionary tale chronicling just a

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Martin's latest, told from the viewpoint of the title character—a pooch named Squirrel—could well be a primer for potential dog owners: it's a cautionary tale chronicling just about everything not to do as a canine caretaker.

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Each page features a color photo of a pooch dressed in an outlandish get-up (a bright pink wig, a witch's hat, a tiara, a football helmet and a striped prison uniform are among the accessories).

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But will Squirrel ever find a human to love, one who needs Squirrel just as much as Squirrel needs her and is willing to give Squirrel a good home?

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