Buddy by M.H. Herlong

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A classic boy-and-dog tale in the tradition of Old Yeller

Tyrone "Li'l T" Roberts meets Buddy when his family's car accidentally hits the stray dog on their way to church. Buddy turns out to be the dog Li'l T's always wished for--until Hurricane Katrina comes to New Orleans and he must leave Buddy behind. After the storm, Li'l T and his father return home to find a community struggling to rebuild their lives--and Buddy gone. But Li'l T refuses to give up his quest to find his best friend. From the author of the BBYA Top Ten selection The Great Wide Sea comes a powerful story of hope, courage, and knowing when to let go.

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M. H. Herlong (www.mhherlong.com) is a teacher, writer, former lawyer, and parent of four sons, and the author of The Great Wide Sea, a YALSA 2010 Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. The author has lived for twenty-seven years in New Orleans, Louisiana, where levee breaks in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina caused massive flooding and destroyed much of the city.
Published September 13, 2012 by Puffin Books. 320 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Twelve-year-old Li’l T offers an absorbing first-person account of a poor, tightly knit, multigenerational family’s experience in Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, focused through the lens of Li’l T’s relationship with a special dog named Buddy.

Jul 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Buddy


Herlong is sure to be a treasured book about a boy and his dog

Sep 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Buddy

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Li’l T wanted the dog, so he sold his Gameboy to a boy in school and bought Buddy.

Dec 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Buddy

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